Covering the state primaries

The first Dominican woman stands to be elected to the state Senate, beating three men to represent Democrats in the district sprawling along western Manhattan. Another Latina defeated an incumbent in a race to the Assembly. And the first gay Assemblyman kept hold of his seat.

Columbia Journalism Students hit the streets of North Manhattan (including Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and Morningside Heights) to cover the state primaries of September 13. Of particular note in these elections were the races of State Senate District 31 and Assembly Districts 70 and 72.

On this site, you will find the results of the three contested primaries, coverage of election day and biographies of the candidates from North Manhattan.


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