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Congressman-Elect Mondaire Jones at the Frederick Douglass statue in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol
Courtesy of NY-17 Congressman-Elect Mondaire Jones

A New York congressman-elect in the Hudson Valley will represent the freshman class as part of a U.S. House leadership team.

Two U.S. House Races In The Hudson Valley Are Close

Nov 4, 2020
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
WAMC/Allison Dunne

Some congressional races in New York’s Hudson Valley ended up closer than predicted and while the incumbents have declared victory, their opponents have not conceded. 

Long before the September 18th death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at least one congressional candidate in New York was talking about expanding the Supreme Court. Now, as President Trump has nominated conservative Amy Coney Barrett, other Democrats are considering the same, among other options.

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A New York congressional candidate who is considered likely to join the House next year says he and 15 other plaintiffs have won a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and the U.S. Postal Service. The suit sought to protect the right to a free and fair election. This comes as a number of lawsuits in recent weeks aim to protect voter rights and mail-in voting following the Trump Administration’s changes to the Postal Service.

Mondaire Jones Wins Democratic Primary In NY-17

Jul 14, 2020
Mondaire Jones
Courtesy of Mondaire Jones

A Democratic primary for a congressional seat opening up in New York’s Hudson Valley has been won by Mondaire Jones, an attorney who had the backing of the party’s left wing. 

Mondaire Jones
Courtesy of the campaign of Mondaire Jones

In New York’s 17th Congressional District, Progressive Mondaire Jones is the leader among seven candidates after Tuesday’s Democratic primary election, according to unofficial results. Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey is not seeking re-election. And while several thousand absentee ballots have yet to be counted, Jones expects to be the Democratic nominee. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Jamaal Bowman addresses supporters on June 24, 2020.
Jamaal Bowman

After Tuesday’s primary elections, the leader in New York’s 16th Congressional District has declared victory over longtime Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel. Mondaire Jones, though, is more circumspect about his lead in New York’s 17th Congressional District, where 16-term Congresswoman Nita Lowey did not seek re-election. There are thousands of absentee ballots to be counted.

Jamaal Bowman addresses supporters on June 24, 2020.
Jamaal Bowman

With thousands of absentee ballots left to be counted, it’s too early to call the Democratic primary race in New York’s 16th House district. But 16-term incumbent Eliot Engel is in serious danger of losing the primary to educator Jamaal Bowman, who had about 61 percent of the vote Tuesday. Engel had about 36 percent. Bowman didn’t claim victory outright Tuesday night when he addressed supporters.

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James DeMers

There is a seven-way Democratic primary race Tuesday in New York’s 17th Congressional District, where Democrat Nita Lowey is not seeking re-election after 16 terms. In public polling, the same names occupy the top four slots, though in differing orders. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Inside Elections Analyst and Reporter Jacob Rubashkin about the NY-17 primary.

NY-17 Democratic Primary Candidate Mondaire Jones
Courtesy of Mondaire Jones

One of the Democratic primary candidates in a New York congressional district says his recent virtual town hall to discuss COVID-19 relief efforts was attacked by cyberterrorists.

Courtesy of Allison Fine

A fourth Democrat has entered the race for a congressional seat in New York’s lower Hudson Valley. Westchester County resident Allison Fine announced Thursday she will run for the 17th District seat held by Democrat Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election after 16 terms.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Fine about why she’s entering the race.

NYS Senator Carlucci Enters Congressional Race

Oct 21, 2019

New York state Senator David Carlucci made it official Monday morning: he will run to replace fellow Democrat Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election to the U.S. House after 16 terms. He joins a few other Democrats already in the field. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Carlucci this morning shortly after he made the announcement via video.

Mondaire Jones
Courtesy of Mondaire Jones

Earlier this month, a primary challenger to longtime New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced his candidacy for the lower Hudson Valley district. He’s hoping for an upset like the one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off in a 2018 primary, unseating New York City Democrat Joe Crowley. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Mondaire Jones about his campaign.