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Gotham Gazette, published by Citizens Union Foundation, is a pioneering nonpartisan New York City-based online watchdog publication that covers city and state government, and has a rich tradition of reporting on local elections as well as policy that affects everything from the spaces where New Yorkers live and play to police tactics and civil rights. It is published by Citizens Union Foundation.

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November 30, 2022 54 min
Queens Assemblymember Ron Kim, fresh off a narrow reelection win, joined the show to discuss how Democrats can win back Asian voters who have been moving toward Republicans in recent election cycles, what's wrong with the Democratic Party in New York, and more.
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L. Joy Williams, a Democratic strategist and president of the Brooklyn NAACP, joined the show to break down the 2022 election results and discuss what's next for the New York State Democratic Party, New York Democrats, Gov. Kathy Hochul and other prominent party leaders, and more.
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Republican Joe Borelli, City Council minority leader and a major booster of Lee Zeldin, joined the show to discuss the New York GOP's strong showing in the 2022 elections — how it happened, what it means, and what comes next.
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Chris Walsh, campaign manager for Pat Ryan's two Hudson Valley congressional wins this year and Brad Lander's 2021 NYC Comptroller win, joined the show to discuss how campaigns work, how to win tough races, Democratic messaging, the specifics of Ryan's wins, and more.
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Alexis Grenell, a Democratic strategist and writer on politics with a focus on gender, joined the show to discuss New York's 2022 elections, including the election of the state's first female governor and more.
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Dr. Basil Smikle Jr., former Executive Director of the New York State Democratic Party and currently a professor at Hunter College, joined the show to break down the results of New York's 2022 general election.
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New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt joined the show to discuss Republicans' hopes for a big election night in retaking seats won by Democrats in recent election cycles.
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State Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris, the Chair of the New York Democratic Senate Committee, joined the show to discuss the State Senate battleground races and Democrats' hopes for keeping their supermajority.
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Episode 360: High Hopes For The New York GOP by Max Politics
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Bruce Gyory, a political scientist and strategist, joined the show to lay out key numbers of the race for Governor; break down racial, ethnic, regional, and other demographic trends; and explain paths to victory for Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin.
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Sochie Nnaemeka, director of the New York Working Families Party, joined the show to discuss the WFP's campaign to keep its automatic ballot line, key races it is focused on in the 2022 election, its relationship with Gov. Kathy Hochul, and more.
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After Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Lee Zeldin debated Tuesday night in the race for Governor, two experts joined host Ben Max to analyze the debate and the final two weeks of the race: Dr. Christina Greer, political science professor at Fordham University and Casey Seiler, editor of the Albany Times Union.
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Paul Rodriguez, the Republican nominee for New York State Comptroller, joined the show to discuss his campaign, vision for the office, and argument for choosing him over incumbent Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a Democrat.
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New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, the Democratic incumbent who has held the office since 2007, joined the show to discuss his reelection campaign, how he has fulfilled the responsibilities of the office, and his case for choosing him over Republican opponent Paul Rodriguez.
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New York City voters can approve or disapprove three proposed City Charter amendments on the 2022 general election ballot. Questions 2-4 on the ballot for city voters (Question 1 is on the statewide Environmental Bond Act) are proposals from the NYC Racial Justice Commission. Jennifer Jones Austin, Chair of the Racial Justice Commission, joined the show to discuss the three proposals and broader themes of social, economic, and raci...
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Proposal 1 on the 2022 general election ballot is a statewide referendum on the $4.2 billion Environmental Bond Act. Julie Tighe of New York League of Conservation Voters and Amy Chester of Rebuild by Design joined the show to discuss the bond act and other major New York climate issues.
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Republican Mike Lawler joined the show to discuss his campaign for Congress in the new NY-17, a Hudson Valley district where he is seeking to not only flip a seat blue to red but unseat Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair.
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Amy Loprest, retiring after 16 years running the New York City Campaign Finance Board, joined the show to reflect on campaign finance reform in the city over the last two decades and how the city's public matching system has improved local democracy.
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Bob Hardt, New York Political Director for Spectrum News, joined the show to discuss where the 2022 race for New York Governor stands with under six weeks until Election Day.
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Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, joined the show to discuss the influx of asylum seekers to New York City, how government has responded, ongoing City Council redistricting, and other issues of concern to New York's immigrant communities.
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