News Roundup | Gaughran 2018

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Aug
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 gun possession for those deemed to be a risk to themselves or others.

Gaughran knocked Republicans for...read more »

Aug
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 wants his help.

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A majority of the 15 Democratic state Senate candidates running in competitive districts who...read more »

Aug
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 Long Island, last week.

Gaughran, the Suffolk Water Authority chairman who ran...read more »

Aug
11
2018

The beneficiary of a contentious legislative session between Senate Republican leadership and the state’s teachers’ union appears to be the Senate Democrats.

New York State United Teachers has only backed Democratic candidates for state senate in its initial 37 endorsements this week, including six challengers to Republican incumbents and five in open seats that Republicans hold. The group hasn’t announced endorsements for the upstate...read more »

Aug
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 Smythe, who is running to unseat Sen. Sue Serino.

Sen. John Brooks, who is running for a second term in what has...read more »

Aug
5
2018

We have reached the end. While there are several other chambers that are competitive that I haven’t covered (ME-House, MN-House, NH-House), they are not going to be getting their own detailed write ups. After this piece, I will do one big wrap up on Friday where I will include a big picture breakdown which will include seat projections for those particular chambers. Otherwise, this write-up of the New York State Senate is the last full write-...read more »

Aug
1
2018

In a major shift of allegiance from their campaign two years ago, the 600,000 member New York State United teachers (NYSUT), the parent union of the state’s public school teachers union has endorsed democrat James gaughran in his rematch challenge against State Senator Carl Marcellino. (R-Syosset)

In 2016 Senator Marcellino, who is Chairman of the powerful State Senate Education Committee, held off Mr. Gaughran in a close race...read more »

Aug
1
2018

New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters this week is rolling out a series of endorsements in the statewide races as well as key election contests in the state Legisalture.

The union is backing Public Advocate Letitia James for attorney general as well as the re-election of Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

James is competing in a four-way primary for the attorney general nomination against Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney,...read more »

Jul
30
2018

Activist Gary Greenberg is betting on a Democratic controlled state Senate to provide aid to child victims of sexual abuse.

Legislation that would expand the statute of limitations for the criminal prosecution of certain sexual offenses and create a look back period for civil lawsuits has passed the state Assembly, but stalled in the Republican-controlled state Senate. Greenberg had been working with Senate Republicans to enact a...read more »

Jul
16
2018

Suffolk County Water Authority Chairman Jim Gaughran has outraised state Sen. Carl Marcellino in advance of their rematch on Long Island, new campaign finance disclosure reports show.

Marcellino, a Republican who has represented northern portions of Suffolk and Nassau since 1995, brought in $73,000 worth of contributions. He spent $26,000 and has $111,000 in the bank.

Democrat Gaughran raised $166,000, more than double...read more »

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