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State Politics

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Looking for more information for reporting on state politics, here are some sources below: 




The Green Papers


Provides information on candidate status, campaign funds, includes some commentary on candidates’ campaign platform and links to candidates’ web sites.


The Citizens Union


Self purported non partisan watchdog citizen group with the goal of promoting good government. Provides commentary on statewide candidates but not for Federal or Judiciary offices. Also includes salary figures for each office.


New York League of Conservation Voters


NYLCV is a non-partisan, policy making and political action organization that works to make environmental protection a top priority with elected officials, decision-makers and the voters by evaluating incumbent performance and endorsing and electing environmental leaders to office in New York State.


The League of Women Voters of New York State


The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a strictly nonpartisan citizen activist organization that operates at the local, state, and national levels.


Election Research Groups/Institutions


Quinnipiac University Polling Institute


Frequently cited by journalists, public officials and researchers, the independent Quinnipiac University Poll regularly surveys residents in Connecticut, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and nationwide about political races, state and national elections, and issues of public concern, such as schools, taxes, transportation, municipal services, and the environment.




The Annenburg Political Fact Check is a project of the Annenberg Public Poicy center of the University of Pennsylvania. It monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.


Voter Information


Project Vote Smart


Project Vote Smart covers your candidates and elected officials in five basic categories: biographical information, issue positions, voting records, campaign finances and interest group ratings.


Acti Vote America


Acti Vote America is a non partisan organization whose mission is to educate adults, new citizens and children in our country about the function and process of government; provides resources for learning about political candidates.


CNN Election Center


Provides link to latest candidate headlines, election analysis for Senate, House and Gubernatorial races.




New York State Board of Elections


New York State Board of Elections web site. Contains links to NYC BOE web site as well.




Provides information on New York politicians stand on the issues for the Governor, Senate and House races


New York Times Election Guide 2008


Interactive map provides up to date information on the New York Primary Elections for the Senate, Gubernatorial and House races.




USElections.com is a non-partisan web site politics from presidential elections to current blogs and news. Information on federal, state and local representatives, voter information / registration procedures, FEC records, campaign finance updates and more is also provided.


Ron Gunzburger's Politics1.com


A complete directory of New York candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.




New York State Senate


Find your state Senator along with bio information, bills endorsed and voted on, senate chamber seating arrangement and more.


New York State Assembly


Find your Assembly representative and bio information.


New York State Congressional Delegation


Lists all New York State Congressional representative providing links to their individual web sites for additional information.


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