(CNN) – Rep. Bob Turner conceded defeat to Manhattan attorney Wendy Long in New York's Republican Senate primary on Tuesday.
Despite being notably out-spent by Turner and fellow contender Bob Maragos, Long captured the nomination and will face incumbent Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand this November.
(CNN) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani urged voters to turn out for Rep. Bob Turner in the state's Senate Republican primary on Tuesday.
"I'm throwing my full support behind Bob Turner and I hope you will too," Giuliani said in an e-mail to supporters.
(CNN) - Call it a new high for New York's governor.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll, 71% of registered voters in New York say they approve of the job the first term Democratic governor is doing in office, with just 16% saying they disapprove. The 71% approval rating is Cuomo's highest in Quinnipiac polling since he was elected in 2010, and the highest since then-Gov. George Pataki hit 81% in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.
(CNN) – Newly elected Republican Rep. Bob Turner set his sights on a Senate seat Tuesday, with the announcement he will run for his party's nomination in New York.
Turner won a special election in September to replace Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned amid scandal. Now that redistricting eliminated the 9th Congressional District, he will run for the GOP nomination in hopes of facing incumbent Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the next election.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Obama administration is boycotting the 10-year commemoration of a global conference to combat racism because previous meetings have included what it called "ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism."
The first conference, which took place in 2001 in Durban, South Africa, focused in large measure on Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Delegates produced a draft resolution at the conference that equated Zionism with racism.
Tucson, Arizona (CNN) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in critical condition after a shooting at a January 8 public event, is moving both sides of her body and is able to breathe on her own, a fellow member of Congress said Sunday.
"She's doing great," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, a friend of the Arizona congresswoman, on NBC's "Meet The Press." Gillibrand said she spoke to Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, on Saturday night and that Giffords is "making progress every day."
Tuscon, Arizona (CNN) - When President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had opened her eyes for the first time since being shot on Saturday, an overflow crowd of nearly 30,000 people at a memorial event erupted into cheers that the congresswoman may have heard in her hospital room.
Obama said he learned of the eye-opening from Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senate Democrats said they were hopeful they had pulled off "a Christmas miracle" by gaining enough votes to pass a health care bill benefiting 9/11 rescue workers.
Long-time champion of the bill, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, said in the past 48 hours Democrats had retooled the measure to gain Republican support. He said Democrats would introduce the bill after the last vote on the START nuclear arms treaty, which has occupied the Senate for several days.
(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has won New York's special election for U.S. Senate, CNN projects, beating out Republican Joe DioGuardi. Gillibrand will serve out the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's term. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Chuck Shumer has won his bid for re-election to a third term, CNN projects, defeating GOP opponent Jay Townsend, a political consultant. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) - A new poll indicates that New York's two incumbent Democratic senators are leading their Republican challengers by double digits.
According to a Marist College Institute for Public Opinion survey released Tuesday, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tops Joseph DioGuardi, her GOP opponent, 52 to 41 percent among likely voters, with seven percent undecided.