Primary Day Looms. Study The Races!

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Empire State Plaza in Albany

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Empire State Plaza in Albany

The September 9 primary is coming, and critical races are underway in districts across the city—many of which have had no representative for months. Here's a look at some of our coverage of campaign 2014:

Dilan and Council Talk Wages, Crime in 54th District Debate
The Democrats seeking the Assembly seat representing Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant and East New York faced off on TV and stressed subtle differences on key issues.

Senate Candidacy in Doubt, Cabrera Has Faith
Councilman Fernando Cabrera's challenge to Sen. Gustavo Rivera may not live beyond this week. But the larger mission of this pastor-politician, whose record includes common-sense policy and ties to conservative religious groups, will survive.

Watch the 20th Senatorial District Debate
City Limits helped moderate a debate among the three men seeking the Democratic nomination for the seat representing the 20th district (Brownsville, Crown Heights, Gowanus, Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, Sunset Park) in the state Senate.

Odds Grow Steeper, But Koppell Vows to Stay in Race
Abandoned by allies and facing a 20-1 financial disadvantage, the former councilman says he plans to be in the race against Sen. Jeff Klein until primary day.

Hindsight on Redistricting: Rangel Won. Did Voters?
In 2012, the 13th Congressional district was redrawn to increase the impact of Latino voters. Does Rep. Rangel's second victory since then mean that mission succeeded, or failed?

Klein Denies Effort to Bump Koppell Off Ballot
The field that will greet Bronx voters on primary and election day started to take shape this week with petition filings, challenges and campaign finance disclosures. In one hotly contested race, accusations about the petitioning process flew.

Battles to Fill Brooklyn’s Vacant Seats Heat Up
With endorsements, petition filings and campaign finance disclosures, the 2014 campaign season gets into full swing this week. Rafael Espinal and Alan Maisel, seen with the mayor, are among four people who left state seats empty when they won municipal office.

Party Loyalty is the Theme of Key Bronx Senate Race
Oliver Koppell faces long—but, supporters insist, not impossible—odds in his quest to unseat Sen. Jeff Klein and steer the State Senate back to Democratic control.

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