New York politics
Everything I Learned Watching George Santos' Interminable Public Access Show
A wooden, deeply awkward journey into the heart of ‘Talking GOP.’
Cynthia Nixon Sees Her Progressive Influence in Cuomo's 2019 Agenda
Former gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon took some credit for pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to the left on issues like reproductive rights and legalizing marijuana.
Cynthia Nixon Lost the Battle, But Progressive Women Won the War
Cynthia Nixon fell to Governor Andrew Cuomo Thursday night, but the insurgent candidates who challenged former members of the Independent Democratic Conference sailed to victory.
How Did Julia Salazar's State Senate Campaign Become a National News Story?
First-time candidate Julia Salazar's bid to unseat a New York state senator snowballed into a series of national stories about her personal history.
Progressive Women Are Aligning to Break Up New York's Political Boys' Club
Women running in New York, like Cynthia Nixon, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Zephyr Teachout, have campaigned alongside each other, strategically forming a "sisterhood" to overthrow a bloc of sitting male incumbents.
Cynthia Nixon Doesn't Want a Salary if She's Elected Governor
At Wednesday night's New York gubernatorial debate, Nixon and opponent Governor Andrew Cuomo clashed over who was more "corporate."
Andrew Cuomo Received $25,000 Donation From Harvey Weinstein's Law Firm
The New York governor accepted the hefty donation at the same time he temporarily halted a probe into the handling of a 2015 case about Weinstein's alleged misconduct.
This First-Time Candidate's Campaign Ad Shows What It's Like to Run as a Mother
Liuba Grechen Shirley's two children are the stars of a new campaign video in her bid to unseat a longtime incumbent in New York's 2nd congressional district.
Cynthia Nixon Will Smoke Weed Again If It's Legalized in New York
Cynthia Nixon has a more progressive stance on recreational marijuana than her primary opponent, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
This Woman Plans to Be One of the First 'Dreamers' in Office
Catalina Cruz came to the US from Colombia at nine years old. Now, after a career of supporting politicians, she aims to start advocating for immigrants as a politician herself.
Finally, New York Will Stop Arresting Most People for Blazing in Public
It's major news in a state that seems to be inching ever closer to legalizing weed.
NYC's First Transgender Candidate Wants You to Start a Movement
In honor of Pride month, VICE Impact is proud to spotlight LGBTQ leaders and trailblazers. 2017 is a big year for NYC politics with dozens of races on the ballot for primaries in September and the general in November.