Andrew Cuomo Clears Way for Statewide Voting for Displaced New Yorkers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order Monday allowing voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote at any polling place in the state, with some limitations.

At a press conference late Monday, Cuomo announced that he would allow voters in affected areas to cast ballots by affidavit for president and statewide races at any polling place in the state. Voters using this option will not be able to vote in local races, including for Members of the House.

New York: Kirsten Gillibrand Strong in New Poll

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand remains in an extremely strong position to be elected to her first full term, according to a new survey.

A Siena College poll released today found that 51 percent of registered New York voters had a favorable opinion of the Democrat, while only 25 percent held an unfavorable opinion.

New York: Bob Turner Makes Senate Primary Ballot

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At the Empire State’s GOP convention on Friday, Rep. Bob Turner just made the cut to have his name on the Republican primary ballot for Senate. In the June primary, he’ll face attorney Wendy Long and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos. The winner of that contest will take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a prohibitive favorite to win her first full term in office.

“This campaign has just begun,” Turner said in a statement about his long-shot bid. “My team and I will be working non-stop from now until Election Day to address the critical jobs and economic issues of our times.”

New York: Rep. Bob Turner to Run for Senate

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New York Rep. Bob Turner (R), whose upset special election victory last September rocked the political world, announced today he would mount a long-shot bid for Senate against popular Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D).

“I will travel to the Republican State Convention in Rochester later this week and humbly ask for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate,”  Turner said in a statement. "There is serious work to be done to get this economy back on track, and I will not walk away from that work now. I will run for the Senate, and I will run to win."