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August 15, 2018

Democratic state Senate candidate Jim Gaughran this week released a video called for new gun control measures in New York while recognizing the six-month anniversary of a school shooting in Florida.

Democrats, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo, have pushed the narrowly divided Republican-led Senate to pass a bill that would curtail... | read more ››

August 13, 2018

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to help his fellow Democrats take back the New York Senate. To close the gap, he’s launched a federal leadership political action committee, and he wants to raise money to spend in competitive races around the state.

There’s just one problem. Almost nobody... | read more ››

August 12, 2018

The New York State Building and Construction Trade Council has endorsed Democratic state Senate candidate James Gaughran over Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Syosset), reversing the group’s backing from 2016.

The trade council announced its backing of Gaughran and four other Democratic Senate candidates, including Sen. John Brooks and Anna Kaplan on... | read more ››

August 11, 2018

The Democratic challengers who received NYSUT’s support are in districts that range from solidly Republican (Flanagan’s opponent got their blessing) to a toss up (Jim Gaughran was supported on Long Island instead of Education Committee Chair Carl Marcellino, who NYSUT backed in 2016). | read more ››

August 9, 2018

The New York Building & Construction Trades Council on Thursday backed five Democratic candidates running in key races on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley.

The union is backing Democrats James Gaughran over Sen. Carl Marcellino, Anna Kaplan over Sen. Elaine Phillips, James Skoufis over Tom Basile and Karen... | read more ››

August 5, 2018

5th District: Carl Marcellino

Republican incumbent Carl Marcellino survived 2016 by the skin of his teeth, winning re-election by a point in this Oyster Bay/Glen Cove seat. The man who gave him that run for his money, James Gaughran, is back for another swing. With the national environment worse for the GOP in 2018 than it was in 2016, Marcellino could be in even more trouble than he was last time around. Will this be the year he gets toppled? It’s unclear, but Democrats have a great shot. | read more ››