NOTE: New York is a closed primary state, meaning that only party registrants can vote in the primary. The NY Independence Party allows unaffiliated voters to vote in its primaries.
- It’s a Busy Day for Voters as They Narrow the Fields (By DAVID W. CHEN, NY Times) The most anticipated race involves State Senator Pedro Espada Jr., a Bronx Democrat who is facing civil corruption charges. A wide array of groups is backing Mr. Espada’s opponent, Gustavo Rivera.... In a bitterly contested race to represent the East Side of Manhattan, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, a nine-term Democrat, is favored against a young and well-financed hedge fund lawyer, Reshma Saujani....
- Primary Day: Paladino smells upset in GOP governor's race; Schneiderman, Rice in bitter Dem AG duel (BY KENNETH LOVETt, DAILY NEWS ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF)
- Morning Read: Zero Day (By David Freedlander, NY Observer) links online
- New Yorkers Head To The Polls On Primary Day (CBS NY )
- Affiliated voters to weigh in on county and state races in today's primaries (Saratogian)
NOTE: New York independents are supporting independent reformer Pedro Espada for re-election. Don't be fooled by the machine! Re-elect Pedro Espada.
- Rivera Confident of Victory, But Concerned About Espada's Campaign Tactics (Bronx News Network)
- Reports of dirty tricks in race between Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada and Gustavo Rivera (BOB KAPPSTATTER, EXCERPT Ny Daily News)
- DC 37 Won’t Bother Embattled Espada, Opting for Neutrality (By DAVID SIMS, The Chief) [subscription only]
- Vote today to boot out scoundrels (By CARL CAMPANILE, NY Post)
- Samuels plugs away on primary day (by Rick Karlin, Albany Times Union/Capitol Confidential)
- NOTE: This is a good example of machine media cynicism and one of the reasons the independent movement is growing like wildfire - carry on, foolish ones!: Make our day: Cast your vote to start throwing the bums out and cleaning up Albany (EDITORIALS Daily News) Rivera towers over Espada in integrity and in a knowledgeable commitment to working-class issues. Major plus: Rivera also lives in the district, unlike Espada, a carpetbagger from Westchester.
- Does Breslin have to worry about challenger Martland? (WTEN, By JOHN McLOUGHLIN) Martland, however, says Breslin is part of the problem because he simply follows the Democratic leadership and does not do enough to rid the Capitol of lawmakers such as Pedro Espada, who is under investigation for alleged corruption.