Category Archives: 2018 NYS Governor’s Race

Photo Highlights of The Decade

As the decade rolls to an end we’ve compiled a brief photographic retrospective with a few of our favorite photos of the 2010s.

Political foes Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo shake hands, seemingly at the urging of RWDSU’s Stuart Appelbaum, as they march in the 2016 Labor Day Parade. 9/10/16

Our decade highlight gallery is available here.

Our focus is on New York politics, both city and state, but the gallery includes other shots of New York.  Among the campaigns we’ve covered are the 2013 and 2017 mayoral races, the 2014 and 2018 gubernatorial races, congressional primaries in 2014, 2016 and 2018, the 2016 New Hampshire Republican presidential primary and the 2019 public advocate special election. began in late 2012, with mostly video and little photography in 2012 and 2013, so this is a somewhat truncated decade retrospective that covers 2014-2019.

Special Bonus – Unabridged Gallery:

For those of you who really love New York politics we have an expanded decade retrospective gallery with lots of great shots that didn’t make it into the decade highlight gallery.  Take a look, and a walk down memory lane, here.

We’ve included a few 2013 iPhone shots in a brief addendum at the end of the expanded gallery.

Our 2019 year in photos is available here.

All of our photo galleries are available here.

2018 Year In Photos

New terms, lots of candidates, fiercely fought elections, victories and defeats both surprising and not.  Lots happened in 2018 New York politics and we’ve distilled the year into our 2018 Year in Photos.

NYS senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Jeff Klein join hands following a press conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 4/4/18

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Mayor Bill de Blasio wrapping his family in a hug after taking the oath of office. 1/1/18

Photo Gallery: Pataki & Molinaro

Former governor George Pataki campaigned with Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, connecting for an election eve appearance in a Midtown subway station.  Pataki’s 2002 reelection to a third term was the last statewide win by a Republican.  The last time a New York Republican was elected to a first term in a statewide office was 1994, when Pataki was first elected governor and Dennis Vacco was elected to his only term as attorney general.

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Photo Gallery: Molinaro & Golden

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro visited Senator Marty Golden’s campaign office in Bay Ridge today for a press conference focused on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State parole board.  Molinaro and Golden excoriated the parole board for its grant of parole to Herman Bell, convicted of the 1971 murders of two New York City police officers, and the possibility that the board may grant parole to Bell’s accomplice.

Molinaro and Golden accused Cuomo of complicity in the decision to grant Bell parole, asserting that Cuomo effectively controls the board. 

Golden is in a heated reelection campaign as Democrats dig to defeat a Republican incumbent in their effort to move the state senate to Democratic control.  Governor Cuomo made a parallel appearance last week, campaigning with Golden’s opponent Andrew Gounardes in Dyker Heights.

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Photo Gallery: Columbus Day Parade 2018

The Columbus Day Parade drew a large contingent of elected officials and candidates to Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Monday for the annual celebration of Italian heritage.  Headlining the group was Governor Andrew Cuomo, with his Republican opponent Marc Molinaro and frequent nemesis Mayor Bill de Blasio among the attending politicians.

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Molinaro & Diaz Sr.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro visited the Rev. Ruben Diaz Sr. Thursday, speaking at a meeting of the New York Hispanic Clergy Organization at Diaz’s Bronx church.  Diaz, currently a member of the New York City Council and previously a member of the New York State Senate, is a Democrat but diverges from his party on many issues.

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Photo Gallery: Cuomo Post Primary Rally

Governor Andrew Cuomo marked his primary victory over Cynthia Nixon and the start of the general election campaign with a Midtown rally featuring a large group of Democratic elected officials and candidates.  Headlined by Cuomo and running mate Kathy Hochul, attendees included New York City’s three citywide elected officials, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate and attorney general candidate Tish James and Comptroller Scott Stringer,  as well as Council Speaker Corey Johnson.  House members attending included Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Hakeem Jeffries, Joe Crowley, Jose Serrano, Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng, Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat and Tom Suozzi.

Some of the successful challengers to state senate IDC members attended, including Alessandra Biaggi who defeated IDC leader Jeff Klein and Robert Jackson.  Notable candidates not spotted included Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated Rep. Joe Crowley in the June primary, and incumbent NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.  Additionally, Cuomo’s and Hochul’s primary challengers Cynthia Nixon and Jumaane Williams did not attend.

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Photo Gallery: Primary Night

Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Zephyr Teachout brought their 2018 campaigns to a close with a shared primary night party in Flatbush.  They each lost their race by a wide margin but there was nonetheless a sense of celebration driven by their own belief in their campaigns and by the defeat that night of six of the eight state senate IDC Democrats, including IDC leader Jeff Klein.  Nixon, Williams and Teachout had endorsed and supported the IDC challengers and their statewide campaigns provided connective tissue for the separate and scattered IDC challengers.

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Photo Gallery: Cuomo In Flushing

Governor Andrew Cuomo held an unannounced rally in Flushing on primary eve, joined by eight Queens elected Democrats.  One of approximately a half dozen unannounced Cuomo appearances that day, the rally was “closed press,” but the Cuomo campaign relented and allowed press to enter and cover the rally.  Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and attorney general candidate Tish James also appeared at the rally, although after Governor Cuomo’s quick departure.

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