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.
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.
Zephyr Teachout wants to get the money out of politics, but first she has to overcome the money being spent to keep her out of Congress.
Sanders is going to need a massive change in Congress if he wants to get anything done, and so far he's picked three candidates who could help him out. But he'll need a lot more.
The progressive law professor who won a surprising amount of votes in New York's 2014 gubernatorial primary is trying for elected office yet again.
Campaign finance reform crusaders are trying to convince the progressive heartthrob to join the 2016 race, but even without her involvement there's still a lot of energy on the left.
On Thursday, Sheldon Silver, who has been state assembly speaker for two decades, turned himself in to the FBI.
Defeat, inspiration, and optimism at Zephyr Teachout's election-night party.
Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu are a long shot, but they've already changed the game.
Because it's a sham orchestrated by corrupt politicians.
It's not very often that you get to vote for the smartest person in the room, but Tim Wu is making it easy on New Yorkers.
Does the left-wing long shot have a chance to win?