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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

NEW YORK

Race Summary

Governor    (15195 of 15545 precincts reporting)
Vallone (D) 33%     Pataki (R) * 55%     Golisano (I) 8%     McCaughey Ross (I) 2%    
Senate    (15205 of 15545 precincts reporting)
Schumer (D) * 55%     D'Amato (R) 45%    
House 01    (427 of 427 precincts reporting)
Holst (D) 36%     Forbes (R) * 64%    
House 02    (432 of 432 precincts reporting)
Bace (D) 30%     Lazio (R) * 67%    
House 03    (467 of 472 precincts reporting)
Langberg (D) 35%     King (R) * 65%    
House 04    (486 of 488 precincts reporting)
McCarthy (D) * 53%     Becker (R) 47%    
House 05    (482 of 485 precincts reporting)
Ackerman (D) * 65%     Pinzon (R) 34%    
House 06    (0 of 0 precincts reporting)
Meeks (D) * 0%    
House 07    (468 of 470 precincts reporting)
Crowley (D) * 68%     Dillon (R) 28%    
House 08    (475 of 485 precincts reporting)
Nadler (D) * 86%     Howard (R) 14%    
House 09    (508 of 517 precincts reporting)
Weiner (D) * 66%     Telano (R) 24%    
House 10    (462 of 541 precincts reporting)
Towns (D) * 92%     Brown (R) 7%    
House 11    (316 of 379 precincts reporting)
Owens (D) * 89%     Greene (R) 10%    
House 12    (391 of 442 precincts reporting)
Velazquez (D) * 83%     Markgraf (R) 13%    
House 13    (472 of 492 precincts reporting)
Prisco (D) 34%     Fossella (R) * 66%    
House 14    (454 of 454 precincts reporting)
Maloney (D) * 77%     Kupferman (R) 23%    
House 15    (372 of 372 precincts reporting)
Rangel (D) * 94%     Cunningham (R) 6%    
House 16    (406 of 406 precincts reporting)
Serrano (D) * 96%     Bayley (R) 4%    
House 17    (499 of 514 precincts reporting)
Engel (D) * 88%     Fiumefreddo (R) 12%    
House 18    (570 of 599 precincts reporting)
Lowey (D) * 84%    
House 19    (527 of 538 precincts reporting)
Collins (D) 34%     Kelly (R) * 63%    
House 20    (536 of 551 precincts reporting)
Feiner (D) 40%     Gilman (R) * 58%    
House 21    (582 of 585 precincts reporting)
McNulty (D) * 74%     Ayers (R) 26%    
House 22    (540 of 540 precincts reporting)
Bordewich (D) 43%     Sweeney (R) * 56%    
House 23    (498 of 498 precincts reporting)
Boehlert (R) * 1%    
House 24    (511 of 511 precincts reporting)
Tallon (D) 21%     McHugh (R) * 79%    
House 25    (574 of 578 precincts reporting)
Rothenberg (D) 31%     Walsh (R) * 69%    
House 26    (531 of 531 precincts reporting)
Hinchey (D) * 62%     Walker (R) 31%     Terry (I) 7%    
House 27    (531 of 533 precincts reporting)
Cook (D) 42%     Reynolds (R) * 58%    
House 28    (635 of 641 precincts reporting)
Slaughter (D) * 65%     Kaplan (R) 31%    
House 29    (548 of 551 precincts reporting)
LaFalce (D) * 58%     Collins (R) 41%    
House 30    (617 of 624 precincts reporting)
Peoples (D) 32%     Quinn (R) * 68%    
House 31    (502 of 502 precincts reporting)
Rossiter (D) 25%     Houghton (R) * 69%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:40 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

GOVERNOR: Gov. George Pataki (R), first elected 1994, is seeking a second term. Pataki faces City Council Chairman Peter Vallone (D). Also running for governor this year are challengers Tom Golisano (I) and current Lt. Governor Betsy Ross (I).
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance

SENATE: Sen. Alfonse D'Amato (R), first elected 1980, is seeking a fourth term. Rep. Charles Schumer (D) is his challenger.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

Majority open 6 a.m. ET and all close at 9 p.m. ET (polls open at 6 a.m. ET in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Ulster and Erie counties; all other counties open at noon)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D), first elected 1976; next election in 2000


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (Eastern Suffolk County; Brookhaven; Smithtown):
    William Holst (D); Michael Forbes (inc.) (R)
  • CD2 (Western Suffolk County; Islip; Babylon):
    John Bace (D); Rick Lazio (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (Eastern Nassau County; Oyster Bay):
    Kevin Langberg (D); Peter King (inc.) (R)
  • CD4 (Southwest Nassau County; Hempstead; Mineola):
    Carolyn McCarthy (inc.) (D); Gregory Becker (R)
  • CD5 (Northeast Queens; Northern Nassau; Suffolk counties):
    Gary Ackerman (inc.) (D); David Pinzon (R)
  • CD6 (Southeast Queens; Jamaica; St. Albans):
    Gregory Meeks (inc.) (D); no Republican candidate
  • CD7 (Parts of Queens and the Bronx; Long Island City):
    Joseph Crowley (D); James Dillon (R)
  • CD8 (West side Manhattan; parts of southwestern Brooklyn):
    Jerrold Nadler (inc.) (D); Ted Howard (R)
  • CD9 (Parts of Brooklyn; Queens; Sheepshead Bay; Forest Hills):
    Anthony Weiner (D); Leslie Jenkins (R)
  • CD10 (Parts of Brooklyn; Bedford-Stuyvesant; Brooklyn Heights):
    Edolphus Towns (inc.) (D); Ernestine Brown (R)
  • CD11 (Central Brooklyn; Flatbush; Crown Heights; Brownsville):
    Major Owens (inc.) (D); David Greene (R)
  • CD12 (Lower east side of Manhattan; parts of Brooklyn; Queens):
    Nydia Velazquez (inc.) (D); Rosemarie Markgraf (R)
  • CD13 (Staten Island; part of southwest Brooklyn):
    Eugene "Gene" Prisco (D); Vito Fossella (inc.) (R)
  • CD14 (East side of Manhattan; parts of Queens; Brooklyn):
    Carolyn Maloney (inc.) (D); Stephanie Kupferman (R)
  • CD15 (Northern Manhattan; Harlem; Washington Heights):
    Charles Rangel (inc.) (D); David Cunningham (R)
  • CD16 (South Bronx):
    Jose Serrano (inc.) (D); Thomas Bayley Jr. (R)
  • CD17 (North Bronx; parts of southern Westchester County):
    Eliot Engel (inc.) (D); Peter Fiumefreddo (R)
  • CD18 (Parts of Westchester; Bronx and Queens counties):
    Nita Lowey (inc.) (D); no Republican candidate
  • CD19 (Hudson Valley; Poughkeepsie):
    Dick Collins (D); Sue W. Kelly (inc.) (R)
  • CD20 (Rockland; parts of Westchester; Orange and Sullivan counties):
    Paul Feiner (D); Benjamin Gilman (inc.) (R)
  • CD21 (Capital District; Albany; Schenectady; Troy):
    Michael McNulty (inc.) (D); Lauren Ayers (R)
  • CD22 (Rural east; Glens Falls; Saratoga Springs):
    Jean Parvin Bordewich (D); John Sweeney (R)
  • CD23 (Central; Utica; Rome):
    No Democratic candidate; Sherwood Boehlert (inc.) (R)
  • CD24 (North country; Plattsburgh; Watertown; Oswego):
    Neil Tallon (D); John McHugh (inc.) (R)
  • CD25 (Central; Syracuse):
    Yvonne Rothenberg (D); James Walsh (inc.) (R)
  • CD26 (South; Kingston; Binghamton; Ithaca):
    Maurice Hinchey (inc.) (D); William "Bud" H. Walker (R)
  • CD27 (Suburban Buffalo; rural west; Amherst):
    Bill Cook (D); Thomas Reynolds (R)
  • CD28 (Rochester; most of suburban Monroe County):
    Louise Slaughter (inc.) (D); Richard "Dick" A. Kaplan (R)
  • CD29 (Northwest; part of Buffalo; Niagara Falls):
    John La Falce (inc.) (D); Chris Collins (R)
  • CD30 (West; Buffalo):
    Crystal D. Peoples (D); Jack Quinn (inc.) (R)
  • CD31 (Southern tier; Jamestown; Corning; Elmira):
    Caleb Rossiter (D); Amo Houghton (inc.) (R)


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    PRIMARY DATE

    September 15

    Primary results

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    FILING DEADLINE

    July 16


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 0


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Republican
    U.S. Senate: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican
    U.S. House of Representatives: 18 Democrats, 13 Republicans
    State Senate: 26 Democrats, 34 Republicans (1 seat vacant)
    State House of Representatives: 97 Democrats, 53 Republicans


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: All 61 seats up
    House: All 150 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 13,564,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 10,551,375 (4/1/98)

    Democrats: 4,923,893 46.66%
    Republicans: 3,083,549 29.22%
    Conservative Party: 166,965 1.58%
    Independent Party: 122,172 1.16%
    Liberal Party: 92,496 0.87%
    Right To Life Party: 49,112 0.46%
    Freedom Party: 12,734 0.12%
    Unaffiliated: 2,100,432 19.90%

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    33


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Dukakis in 1988; Reagan in 1984; Reagan in 1980; Carter in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Humphrey in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Kennedy in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 59%
    Dole 31%
    Perot 8%
    Other 2%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 50%
    Bush 34%
    Perot 16%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Dukakis 52%
    Bush 48%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 54%
    Mondale 46%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 47%
    Carter 44%
    Anderson 8%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1996-1960


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    DEMOGRAPHICS

    Population: 18,185,000 (1996) (% of voting age population)

    White: 76.4%
    African American: 14.7%
    Asian: 3.8%
    Native American: 0.3%
    Other/Undeclared: 4.8%

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 11.2% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Albany
    State Nickname: Empire State

    New York is typically the most Democratic of the larger states. In the 1960s, the Democratic margins came from middle-income Jews and Catholics in the outer boroughs of New York City. Today, according to the Almanac of American Politics, the Democratic vote comes from African Americans, Puerto Ricans and liberal Manhattan whites. New York holds great sway in presidential years as well, with 33 electoral votes, the second-highest number behind California's 54. While in presidential politics the Empire State tends to vote Democratic, in state politics -- where the project is cutting back an overly large and overly expensive welfare state -- voters have trended Republican. New Yorkers elected Republican Rudy Giuliani as New York City mayor in 1993 and again in 1997 and chose Republican George Pataki as governor in 1994 (he is up for re-election this year). Both Pataki's and Giuiliani's names have also been mentioned as a possible 2000 GOP presidential contenders.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    New York Secretary of State Home Page
    http://www.dos.state.ny.us/
    New York State Board of Elections
    http://www.elections.state.ny.us/
    New York Gov. George Pataki's Home Page
    http://www.state.ny.us/governor/
    New York State Senate
    http://www.senate.state.ny.us/
    New York State Assembly
    http://www.assembly.state.ny.us/

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates:

    WNYT (Albany)
    http://www.wnyt.com/
    WRGB (Albany/Schenectady)
    http://www.wrgb.com/
    WBNG (Binghamton)
    http://www.wbng.com/
    WICZ (Binghamton)
    http://www.wicz.com/
    WIVB (Buffalo)
    http://www.wivb.com/
    WKBW (Buffalo)
    http://www.wkbw.com/
    NY1 (New York)
    http://www.pathfinder.com/NY1/indexmac.html
    WWNY (Watertown)
    http://www.wwnytv.com/
    WWTI (Watertown)
    http://www.wwti50.com/

    State Newspapers

    Albany Times Union
    http://www.timesunion.com
    The Buffalo News
    http://www.buffnews.com
    New York Daily News
    http://www.nydailynews.com
    New York Post
    http://www.nypostonline.com
    The New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com
    Rochester Times-Union/Democrat and Chronicle
    http://www.RochesterDandC.com
    The Village Voice
    http://www.villagevoice.com

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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