What a year it's been. As for the Governor's race: it didn't have to be this way. But Andrew Cuomo has decided that he can kick progressives, kick the mayor, kick teachers, kick brownstone Brooklyn and the people who depended on LICH, and embrace Chris Christie and the politics of fear and ignorance and win a second term. Sadly, he appears to be right, though at the expense of any further political ambitions he may have had. These are my endorsements; check here to find your polling site and view a sample ballot.
US Congress District 7
We love Nydia.
Andrew Cuomo is going to win reelection in a contest that is not expected to be close. Which gives me the freedom to vote my conscience, and undervote the Governor's race for the first time I can remember. Rob Astorino would be a disaster of a governor on many fronts. And despite the delusions that some people seem to harbor, there is zero basis to believe he would lift a finger to save LICH.
I really would have liked to vote for Zephyr Teachout in this election, and as a result I will not be voting for Cuomo on the WFP line, either. Nor will I vote for him on Chris Quinn's embarrassing "Women's Equality Party" line, which in reality served three purposes only (1) to undermine a strong female candidate among primary voters (2) to siphon off votes from the WFP and (3) to reanimate the corpse of Chris Quinn's political career.
NY Senate District 26
NY State Assembly District 52
Jo Anne Simon
Jo Anne will make a fine replacement for our outgoing Assemblywoman Joan Millman. I've known Jo Anne for a number of years now and she is smart, hardworking and energetic.
Updated to reflect the fact that Lt. Governor runs on a ticket with Governor and is not a separate race.