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September 20, 2018

Democratic state Senate candidate Jim Gaughran on Thursday picked up the endorsements of Long Islanders Against Gun Violence and Gary Greenberg, an upstate businessman who is one of the prominent supporters of the Child Victims Act.

Gaughran, running for the Long Island district represented by Republican Sen. Car Marcellino,... | read more ››

September 17, 2018

The state Senate next year will look like a different place.

Seven Democratic incumbents lost their primary bids last Thursday, while five Republicans are retiring — an unnaturally large amount of churn for the 63-member chamber that’s become the focal point for liberals and the final lever of GOP power... | read more ››

September 17, 2018

In a major surprise, the Long Island Contractors' Association, which represents the construction industry, has named Democratic state Senate challenger Jim Gaughran as this year’s “political action committee honoree” in a year Republicans are fighting to hang onto their slim majority in the chamber.

The honor — a first for... | read more ››

September 4, 2018

The labor group LIUNA-NY on Tuesday endorsed candidates running for the state Legislature, nods that include the backing of candidates in key swing districts for the state Senate.

The group backed Democrats Monica Martinez, Jim Gaughran, Anna Kaplan, John Brooks, James Skoufis and Karen Smythe. And the organization is supporting... | read more ››

August 30, 2018

A couple of New York State Senate candidates were endorsed by the AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood NYC.

The AFL-CIO endorsed Jim Gaughran for senator for the 5th District seat. Gaughran said he felt honored by the endorsement from the union and its constituents on Long Island.

“I am proud of... | read more ››

August 26, 2018

An effort to change how student test scores factor into performance evaluations for public school teachers seemed to be a done deal just two months ago, but the failure of the state Senate to pass a bill in the waning days of the legislative session is coming back to haunt... | read more ››