Democrats

Former governor and 1913 state Assembly Speaker Alfred Emanuel "Al" Smith, with his wife Catherine and children, at Sheepshead Bay Speedway in August of 1918.
The party was busy, but ultimately divided, in 1913.
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New York State Senator Michael Gianaris in the Senate Chamber.
The deputy majority leader wants to show that the party can get things done.
Personality
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Many observers are assuming that with a decisive majority in Albany, Democrats will finally be able to achieve their long-sought progressive agenda items
The new state Senate majority won’t count for much if urban and suburban lawmakers don’t play nice.
Policy
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Nita Lowey
The congresswoman promises to fight against the border wall, for Planned Parenthood.
Personality
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Nydia Velázquez
Rep. Nydia Velázquez is banking on a bipartisan infrastructure bill – with funding for NYCHA.
Personality
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Assemblyman Michael Blake speaks with Wayne K. Williams at the Puerto Rico conference.
Jumaane Williams, Michael Blake and Melissa Mark-Viverito are hot topics at the Puerto Rico conference.
News & Politics
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New York state Senators Ann Kaplan and Todd Kaminsky
The region’s large Republican state Senate delegation is no more. Here’s why.
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The New York State Capitol
New forecast shows Democrats only slightly more likely to take state Senate.
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Crowd of women's suffrage supporters demonstrating in Chicago on October 20, 1916. Woodrow Wilson withheld his support for Votes of Women until 1918.
100 years later, what Cuomo and Molinaro can learn from Al Smith’s victory.
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