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October 26, 2018

The state legislative races on November ballots can be like the filet of sole on a steakhouse menu — not what most people are looking for. Yet, though the governor’s race, and even congressional races, will draw the greatest interest on Nov. 6, elections for the New York State Senate... | read more ››

October 24, 2018

Two years ago, James F. Gaughran lost a bitterly contested State Senate race to longtime incumbent Carl L. Marcellino. The margin was small — about 1,700 votes of more than 146,000 cast.

Our judgment in 2016 was that Gaughran was the better candidate, and nothing has happened to change that... | read more ››

October 22, 2018

The left-leaning Daily Kos website last week gave a boost to the campaign of Democratic state Senate candidate Jim Gaughran, pointing to his race on Long Island as key to helping flip control of the chamber.

Gaughran’s shoutout on the website led to 4,000 individual contributions totaling more than $47,000... | read more ››

October 17, 2018

The race for the 5th Senate District seat is pitting a seasoned politician against a familiar opponent.

The district covers parts of the North Shore of Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Democratic challenger Jim Gaughan says he's been campaigning hard against 23-year veteran state Sen. Carl Marcellino... | read more ››

October 16, 2018

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer on Tuesday endorsed Democratic state Senate candidate Jim Gaughran in Long Island’s 5th Senate district.

“Jim Gaughran has proven that he is a responsible leader who is able to keep costs low while maintaining outstanding services,” said Schumer, the Senate minority leader.

“As Chair of the... | read more ››

October 16, 2018

Democrats have been breaking fundraising records all year. With elections just three weeks away you probably want to donate, but it’s hard to tell whether a candidate really needs your money. That’s why we want you to Give Smart.

Now, don’t get us wrong, the hundreds of thousands of small... | read more ››