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new-yorkPopulation: 19,795,791 (2015)

Filing deadline: April 14, 2016.

Primary: June 28, 2016.

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New York (D+11) is split, roughly, between conservative areas upstate and liberal parts around New York City. It is 60% White, 14% Black, 16% Hispanic and 8% Asian.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 29. New York is solidly Democratic in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Kirsten Gillibrand. (Pic: Congress)

Kirsten Gillibrand. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Kir­sten Gil­li­brand (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Armed Forces, Environment.

Democratic nominee: Kir­sten Gil­li­brand
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer Kir­sten Gil­li­brand (b.1966) beat an incumbent Republican to win a seat in the House in 2006 and was appointed to the Senate to fill Hillary Clinton’s seat. She took 72% in 2012.

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Chuck Schumer. (Pic: Congress)

Chuck Schumer. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: Chuck Schumer (D)
Committees: Rules, Finance, Banking, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: Chuck Schumer
Republican nomineeWendy Long

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, May 20, 2016:
State Representative and lawyer Chuck Schumer (b.1950) served in the House from 1981 till 1998 when he beat an incumbent Republican for this Senate seat. He took 66% in 2010. Schumer is likely to be the next Democratic Caucus Leader when Harry Reid retires. The GOP is running lawyer and activist Wendy Long, who was also the GOP nominee against Gillibrand in 2012.

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Representatives: 27 Representatives; 18 Democrats and 9 Republicans. A Court redrew the districts since the State Legislature could not make up its mind in time.

Lee Zeldin. (Pic: Congress)

Lee Zeldin. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: Lee Zeldin (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Transportation, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: Anna Throne-Holst
Republican nomineeLee Zeldin

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+2) covers the outer half of Long Island and is 80% White and 11% Hispanic. Lawyer, veteran and State Senator Lee Zeldin (b.1980) took it from an incumbent Democrat in 2014 with 64%. The Dems are running Southampton Councilwoman Anna Throne-Holst.

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Pete King. (Pic: Congress)

Pete King. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Pete King (R)
Committees: Financial Services, Homeland Security, Intelligence.

Democratic nomineeDuWayne Gregory
Republican nominee: Pete King

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+1) covers the southern parts of inner Long Island. It is 69% White, 9% Black and 19% Hispanic. Lawyer and County Auditor Pete King (b.1944) was first elected in 1992 and took 65% in 2014. The Dems are running Suffolk County Legislator DuWayne Gregory.

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Steve Israel. (Pic: Congress)

Steve Israel. (Pic: Congress)

District 3
Representative: Steve Israel (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Tom Suozzi
Republican nominee: (Jack Martins)

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+0) covers the northern parts of inner Long Island, plus a sliver of Queens. It is 74% White, 9% Hispanic and 13% Asian. Businessman Steve Israel (b.1958) was first elected in 2000 and took 52% in 2014, but is not running again. The GOP needs to have a new primary because businessman Flip Pidot was kept off the ballot despite having enough signatures. State Senator Jack Martins has appealed the decision. The Dems nominated are running former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi.

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Kathleen Rice. (Pic: Congress)

Kathleen Rice. (Pic: Congress)

District 4
Representative: Kathleen Rice (D)
Committees: Homeland Security, Veterans.

Democratic nomineeKathleen Rice
Republican nomineeDavid Gurfein

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+3) covers inner parts of Long Island and northwestern areas of Queens. It is 63% White, 14% Black and 17% Asian. Lawyer and County Attorney Kathleen Rice (b.1965) took only 51% in her first win in 2014. The GOP is running stockbroker and veteran David Gurfein.

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Gregory Meeks. (Pic: Congress)

Gregory Meeks. (Pic: Congress)

District 5
Representative: Gregory Meeks (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Foreign Affairs.

Democratic nominee: Gre­gory Meeks
Republican nomineeMichael O’Reilly

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+36) covers southern Queens. It is 13% White, 50% Black, 18% Hispanic and 11% Asian. Lawyer and State Representative Gregory Meeks (b.1953) first won a special election in 1998 and took 81% in 2014. The GOP is running lawyer Michael O’Reilly.

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Grace Meng. (Pic: Congress)

Grace Meng. (Pic: Congress)

District 6
Representative: Grace Meng (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Grace Meng
Republican nomineeDanniel Maio

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+13) contains northern parts of Queens. It is 40% White, 17% Hispanic and 37% Asian. Lawyer and State Representative Grace Meng (b.1975) was first elected in 2012, and took 71% in 2014. The GOP is running cartographer Danniel Maio.

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Nydia Velazquez. (Pic: Congress)

Nydia Velazquez. (Pic: Congress)

District 7
Representative: Nydia Velazquez (D)
Committees: Small Business (Ranking), Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Nydia Vel­az­quez
Republican nominee: Allan Romaguera

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+34) cover southwestern areas of Queens, northern parts of Brooklyn and a sliver of southern Manhattan. It is 29% White, 8% Black, 41% Hispanic and 20% Asian. Teacher and NYC Councilwoman Nydia Velazquez (b.1953) was first elected in 1992 and took 83% in 2014. The GOP is running business consultant Allan Romaguera.

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Hakeem Jeffries. (Pic: Congress)

Hakeem Jeffries. (Pic: Congress)

District 8
Representative: Hakeem Jeffries (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Education.

Democratic nominee: Hakeem Jeffries
Republican nominee: NONE

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+35) covers eastern parts of Brooklyn and southwestern parts of Queens. It is 25% White, 52% Black and 17% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representative Hakeem Jeffries (b.1970) was first elected in 2012 and took 81% in 2014.

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Yvette Clarke. (Pic: Congress)

Yvette Clarke. (Pic: Congress)

District 9
Representative: Yvette Clarke (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Ethics, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Yvette Clarke
Republican nominee: NONE

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+32) covers central Brooklyn and is 31% White, 50% Black and 10% Hispanic. Yvette Clarke (b.1964) worked as a development executive in Bronx and took over a seat on the NYC Council after her mother. She was elected to the House in 2006 and got 81% in 2014.

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Jerrold Nadler. (Pic: Congress)

Jerrold Nadler. (Pic: Congress)

District 10
Representative: Jerrold Nadler (D)
Committees: Judiciary, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Jer­rold Nadler
Republican nomineePhilip Rosenthal

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+23) covers parts of western Brooklyn and most of southwestern Manhattan, including the Finance District. It is 66% White, 12% Hispanic and 17% Asian. Lawyer and State Representative Jerrold Nadler (b.1947) was first elected in a special election in 1992 and took 79% in 2014. The GOP is running astrophysicist Philip Rosenthal.

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Dan Donovan. (Pic: Congress)

Dan Donovan. (Pic: Congress)

District 11
Representative: Dan Donovan (R)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security.

Democratic nomineeRichard Reichard
Republican nomineeDan Donovan

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+2) contains all of Staten Island and southwestern Brooklyn. It is 67% White, 14% Hispanic and 12% Asian. District Attorney Dan Donovan won the seat with 59% in a special election in 2015. The Dems are running activist Richard Reichard.

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Carolyn Maloney. (Pic: Congress)

Carolyn Maloney. (Pic: Congress)

District 12
Representative: Carolyn Maloney (D)
Committees: Oversight, Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Carolyn Maloney
Republican nomineeRobert Ardini

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+27) covers eastern parts of Manhattan and western parts og Queens. It is 69% White, 12% Hispanic and 13% Asian. Teacher and NYC Councilwoman Carolyn Maloney (b.1946) was first elected in 1992 and took 77% in 2014. The GOP is running businessman Robert Ardini.

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Charles Rangel. (Pic: Congress)

Charles Rangel. (Pic: Congress)

District 13
Representative: Charles Rangel (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Adriano Espaillat
Republican nomineeTony Evans

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+42) contains Harlem and parts of southwestern Bronx. It is 14% White, 27% Black and 53% Hispanic. Veteran, lawyer and State Representative Charles Rangel (b.1930) was first elected all the way back in 1970. He took 75% in 2014, but is not running again. The Dems nominated State Senator Adriano Espaillat. The GOP is running lawyer Tony Evans.

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Joe Crowley. (Pic: Congress)

Joe Crowley. (Pic: Congress)

District 14
Representative: Joe Crowley (D)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: Joe Crowley
Republican nomineeFrank Spotorno

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+26) covers eastern Bronx and northern Queens. It is 28% White, 10% Black, 45 Hispanic and 16% Asian. State Representative Joe Crowley (b.1962) was first elected in 1998 and took 75% in 2014. The GOP is running elevator manufacturer Frank Spotorno.

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Jose Serrano. (Pic: Congress)

Jose Serrano. (Pic: Congress)

District 15
Representative: Jose Serrano (D)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: Jose Ser­rano
Republican nominee: Alejandro Vega

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+43) covers southern Bronx and was the most Democratic in the country in 2012. It is 29% Black and 65% Hispanic. Teacher and State Representative Jose Serrano (b.1943) won a special election in 1990 and took 90% in 2014. The GOP is running Alejandro Vega.

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Eliot Engel. (Pic: Congress)

Eliot Engel. (Pic: Congress)

District 16
Representative: Eliot Engel (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs (Ranking), Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nominee: Eliot Engel
Republican nominee: Stylo Sapaskis

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+21) covers northern Bronx and suburbs north of NYC. It is 42% White, 30% Black and 21% Hispanic. Teacher, lawyer and State Representative Eliot Engel (b.1947) was first elected in 1988 and took 72% in 2014. The GOP is running activist Stylo Sapaskis.

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Nita Lowey. (Pic: Congress)

Nita Lowey. (Pic: Congress)

District 17
Representative: Nita Lowey (D)
Committees: Appropriations (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Nita Lowey
Republican nominee: NONE

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+5) contains White Plains and southern parts of the state north of NYC. It is 64% White, 10% Black and 19% Hispanic. Nita Lowey (b.1937) held a series of government jobs before she was first elected in 1988. She took 54% in 2014.

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Sean Maloney. (Pic: Congress)

Sean Maloney. (Pic: Congress)

District 18
Representative: Sean Maloney (D)
Committees: Agriculture, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Sean Maloney
Republican nominee: Phil Oliva

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+0) contains the northernmost suburbs of New York City and stretches all the way north to Poughkeepsie. It is 74% White, 8% Black and 13% Hispanic. Lawyer and businessman Sean Maloney (b.1966) took the seat in 2012, and barely held on with 48% in 2014. The GOP is running political advisor Phil Oliva.

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Chris Gibson. (Pic: Congress)

Chris Gibson. (Pic: Congress)

District 19
Representative: Chris Gibson (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Armed Forces, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: Zephyr Teachout
Republican nominee: John Faso

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+1) covers southeastern parts of the state, between NYC and Albany. It is 88% White. Colonel and professor Chris Gibson (b.1964) beat an incumbent Democrat in 2010, and took 63% in 2014. He is not running for re-election. The GOP nominated former State Representative and gubernatorial nominee in 2006, John Faso. The Dems nominated professor and activist Zephyr Teachout.

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Paul Tonko. (Pic: Congress)

Paul Tonko. (Pic: Congress)

District 20
Representative: Paul Tonko (D)
Committees: Energy & Commerce, Science.

Democratic nominee: Paul Tonko
Republican nomineeJoe Vitollo

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+7) contains all of Albany, including suburbs, especially to the north. It is 83% White. Engineer and State Representative Paul Tonko (b.1949) was first elected in 2008 and took 59% in 2014. The GOP is running nurse Joe Vitollo.

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Elise Stefanik. (Pic: Congress)

Elise Stefanik. (Pic: Congress)

District 21
Representative: Elise Stefanik (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Education.

Democratic nomineeMike Derrick
Republican nomineeElise Stefanik

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+0) covers the northeastern corner of the state and is 92% White. Former George W. Bush aide and businesswoman Elise Stefanik (b.1983) won this open seat in 2014 med 53%. The Dems are running veteran and ex-diplomat Mike Derrick.

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Richard Hanna. (Pic: Congress)

Richard Hanna. (Pic: Congress)

District 22
Representative: Richard Hanna (R)
Committees: Small Business, Transportation.

Democratic nomineeKim Myers
Republican nominee: Claudia Tenney

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+3) covers central parts of the state, including Uttica. It is 91% White. Mode­rate businessman Richard Hanna (b.1951) beat an incumbent Democrat on his second attempt in 2010. He had no opponents in 2014, but is not running for re-election. The GOP nominated State Representative Claudia Tenney, who took 46% against Hanna in the 2014 primary. The Dems are running County Legislator Kim Myers.

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Tom Reed. (Pic: Congress)

Tom Reed. (Pic: Congress)

District 23
Representative: Tom Reed (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nomineeJohn Plumb
Republican nominee: Tom Reed

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+3) covers southern and southwestern parts of the state and is 91% White. Lawyer, businessman and Mayor Tom Reed (b.1971) was first elected in 2010. He took 60% in 2014. Former member of the National Security Council, John Plumb is the Democratic nominee.

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John Katko. (Pic: Congress)

John Katko. (Pic: Congress)

District 24
Representative: John Katko (R)
Committees: Homeland Security, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: Colleen Deacon
Republican nomineeJohn Katko

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+5) covers northern parts of the state, including Syracuse. It is 86% White. Lawyer and Federal Prosecutor John Katko (b.1962) beat an incumbent Democrat with 59% in 2014- The Democrats are runing former aide to senator Gillibrand, Colleen Deacon.

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Louise Slaughter. (Pic: Congress)

Louise Slaughter. (Pic: Congress)

District 25
Representative: Louise Slaughter (D)
Committees: Rules (Ranking).

Democratic nominee: Louise Slaughter
Republican nomineeMark Assini

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+7) contains Rochester with suburbs and is 76% White and 13% Black. Businesswoman and State Representative Louise Slaughter (b.1929) was first elected in 1986, but just barely won re-election in 2014, with 49%. The GOP nominee from 2014, Gates Councilman Mark Assini is running again.

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Brian Higgins. (Pic: Congress)

Brian Higgins. (Pic: Congress)

District 26
Representative: Brian Higgins (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: Brian Higgins
Republican nominee: Shelly Schratz

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+12) includes the Buffalo area north to Niagara Falls and is 75% White and 16% Black. Teacher and State Representative Brian Higgins (b.1959) was first elected in 2004 and took 65% in 2014. The GOP nominated restaurant owner Shelly Schratz.

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Chris Collins. (Pic: Congress)

Chris Collins. (Pic: Congress)

District 27
Representative: Chris Collins (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nomineeDiana Kastenbaum
Republican nominee: Chris Collins

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+8) covers the northwestern corner of the state. It is 94% White. Businessman and County Commissioner Chris Collins (b.1950) took it from an incumbent Democrat in 2012 and won 67% 2014. The Dems are running businesswoman Diana Kastenbaum.

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STATE LEVEL

Andrew Cuomo. (Pic: State of NY)

Andrew Cuomo. (Pic: State of NY)

Governor: Andrew Cuomo (D)

Democratic nominee: Andrew Cuomo
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 20, 2016:
Lawyer Andrew Cuomo (b.1957) is the son of 3-term Governor Mario Cuomo. Andrew was Secretary of Housing and Urban Planning for Bill Clinton and then State AG before he became Governor in 2010. He was re-elected in 2014 with 54%.

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Kathy Hochul. (Pic: State of NY)

Kathy Hochul. (Pic: State of NY)

Lieutenant Governor: Kathy Hochul (D)

Democratic nominee: Kathy Hochul
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 20, 2016:
The LG is nominated separately of, but elected on a ticket with the Governor. Cuomo chose lawyer and Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (b.1958) in 2014.

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Tom DiNapoli. (Pic: State of NY)

Tom DiNapoli. (Pic: State of NY)

Comptroller: Tom DiNa­poli (D)

Democratic nominee: Tom DiNa­poli
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 20, 2016:
State Representative Tom DiNa­poli (b.1954) was first appointed to the office in 2007. He took 57% in 2014.

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Eric Schneiderman. (Pic: State of NY)

Eric Schneiderman. (Pic: State of NY)

Attorney General­: Eric Schnei­derman (D)

Democratic nominee: Eric Schnei­derman
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 20, 2016:
State Senator and lawyer Eric Schnei­derman (b.1954) was first elected in 2010 and took 53% in 2014.

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State Senate: 62 (31D / 32R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.
State House: 150 (106D / 44R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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