How Rob Astorino lost millions in federal aid for Westchester

A charged standoff with HUD over housing segregation has cost the county, and the candidate for governor isn't backing down ⧸ Full Story

Political consulting firm delivers more newspaper endorsements

Two Queens publications gave editorial-page nods to candidates who hired in-house election-services company ⧸ Full Story

What am I voting on?

Backside ballot proposals leave some voters stumped ⧸ Full Story

Winner in City Council contest — for most contributions to fellow members

Manhattan's Dan Garodnick, reported to seek the speaker's seat, lavishes nearly $35,000 on other council campaigns ⧸ Full Story

Primary wins shape contest for council speaker

Progressive Caucus gains add new player to traditionally county-dominated process ⧸ Full Story

Only a fraction of city electorate voted. What motivated those who did?

We asked voters: "What is the #1 reason you came to the polls?" ⧸ Full Story

When the lever breaks

'Bring your own scissors': A poll worker's training diary ⧸ Full Story

Polls about to open — but not for all

While a court order gives disabled voters a helping hand, some sites remain out of reach ⧸ Full Story

Last-minute money floods mayoral campaigns

New donors include Wall Street giant Maurice Greenberg and civil-service unions ⧸ Full Story

On the Trail — The three faces of Bill Thompson

New election ads introduce multiple personalities ⧸ Full Story

Weiner admits sending lewd messages after his resignation from Congress

Mayoral candidate vows to stay in the race, amid rivals' calls for his exit ⧸ Full Story

Surprise gift for Spitzer: thousands more petition signatures

A dropout candidate for comptroller offers a stack of precious ballot ink ⧸ Full Story

VIDEO: The midnight sprint to the ballot

In Spitzer's shadow, unknown candidates rush their petitions to the Board of Elections at the 11th hour, and beyond ⧸ Full Story

Weiner’s declaration of city independence

Mayoral candidate vows to extract Albany from key decisions on the city's affairs ⧸ Full Story

Labor’s big lift

What’s a union’s support for a mayoral candidate actually worth? Not always as much as leaders would like New York to think. ⧸ Full Story

INTERACTIVE: Introducing the Mayoral Matrix

Find out where each candidate stands on urgent issues facing New York City ⧸ Full Story

Small donors flock to Liu campaign

Undeterred by a campaign scandal, modest contributors have a big impact on the comptroller's prospects for mayor ⧸ Full Story

A losing battle in the mayoral race

From Albanese to Weiner, candidates vie for the position of top underdog ⧸ Full Story

The secret superpowers of borough presidents

Why so many people want a job the Supreme Court said had to be almost powerless ⧸ Full Story

Newspaper gives vote of approval to paying political candidates

In local races, Queens Tribune endorses most clients of its affiliated campaign consulting firm ⧸ Full Story