Tkaczyk’s Campaign Finance Army Pushing On

Capital Tonight 1/23/13 Nick Reisman http://capitaltonightny.ynn.com/2013/01/tkaczyks-campaign-finance-army-pushing-on/ As she’s sworn in today as the newly minted senator from the 46th Senate District, Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk is showing no intention of demobilizing...

Cuomo’s Clean Elections Choice

The Nation 1/22/13 Katrina vanden Heuvel http://www.thenation.com/blog/172346/cuomos-clean-elections-choice# One of the last results from Election Day 2012 is also one of the sweetest. Running in a district gerrymandered by Republicans, grassroots candidate Cecilia...

A New York teaching moment

Times Union Editorial 1/20/13 A New York teaching moment Our opinion: The 46th Senate District race showed how fragile voters’ hold is on democracy. The politicians who say they’re for campaign and election reform must get it done this year. It might be tempting for...

Democrat Ekes Out Senate Win

New York Times 1/19/13 Thomas Kaplan Hoping to pad their narrow majority in the State Senate, Republicans used the redistricting process last year to draw a new, Republican-friendly district in the Albany area. They expected that George A. Amedore Jr., a state...