September 08, 2014


Wow! I didn't even know there was a primary until just now. Did you? Who are you voting for? Do you agree with this email from Daily Kos? I'd love to know your thoughts on it because I'm not too up on my local politics. But I am sick of phony progressive "Democrats."

DAILY KOS: You live in New York, and tomorrow--Tuesday, September 9--the New York Democratic primary. Here is everything you need to know about how to vote and why to vote.

Where is my polling location?
To confirm your polling location for tomorrow, click here to find it.

When are polls open?
Polls are open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm in the following areas:

All five boroughs of New York City
Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk counties)
Westchester, Rockland, Orange & Putnam counties
Erie County (which includes Buffalo)
Anywhere else in New York State, the polls open at 12:00 noon and close at 9:00 p.m.

You want a higher minimum wage? Stronger equal pay laws? Campaign finance reform? Here’s what’s stopping all of those things:
Democrats won a majority of state Senate seats in 2012, but Republicans maintained control. How? Because a group of renegade “Democrats” stabbed their party in the back and caucused with the GOP to hand control to the Republicans, killing the Democratic agenda.

Two of those Democrats are facing primary challenges tomorrow, and Daily Kos has endorsed both challengers. They are:

Oliver Koppel for State Senate SD-34, who is challenging Jeff Klein—chair of the renegade “Democrats” and now dares to run for re-election as a Democrat.
John Liu for State Senate in SD-11, who is challenging renegade “Democrat” Tony Avella.
You can find your state senate districts using this map.

Why is Cuomo freaking out over the Lieutenant Governor’s race?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was partly responsible for this “coup” in the Senate, because he doesn’t want too much progressive legislation to complicate his presidential ambitions. And it gets worse. His hand-picked choice for Lieutenant Governor is Kathy Hochul, an ex-Congresswoman with a pro-NRA, anti-immigrant and anti-environmental record.

Daily Kos has endorsed Tim Wu—a solid progressive who is running on a ticket with gubernatorial challenger Zephyr Teachout, and would be a thorn in Cuomo’s side.

Cuomo is freaked out that Wu (who has the New York Times endorsement) could win, so he’s threatening to block pet projects for Democrats who might endorse him.

Please get out and vote for Tim Wu.