Incumbent Tompkins County District Attorney Matthew Van Houten (D) won the Democratic D.A. primary in a comeback victory over Edward Kopko, who led election night returns with 57.5 percent of the vote. Tompkins County Legislator Anna Kelles (D-2nd District) maintained her election night lead, cruising to victory in the primary race for New York State assembly.
The race for Tompkins County District Attorney has seen its fair share of mudslinging: Edward Kopko had routinely slammed incumbent Matthew Van Houten’s record on racial justice, an increasingly pertinent campaign message amid a national reckoning on racial injustice in the United States.
Hosted by the Tompkins County Democratic Committee, the forum focused partly on District Attorney Matthew Van Houten’s relationship with law enforcement and on New York State’s recently passed bail reform.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) pushed the state’s presidential primary from April 28 to June 23. His decision comes after 11 other states and territories postponed their presidential primaries.
“Being a leader in renewable energy is not only good for our health but a growing industry that New York needs to be on the ground floor of,” Nixon told a crowd of over 200 supporters at The Space @ GreenStar.
Graphic design has always eeked its way into presidential campaigns. Many remember the famous analysis of the Bush/Cheney and Kerry/Edwards logos which analyzed everything from the choice of fonts (obnoxiously bolded sans serif vs. light highbrow serif) to the placement of the flags (firmly anchored vs. flying off the page). All this seemed to confirm Bush’s brawny, strength-obsessed politics, versus the perception of Kerry as an elite weakling.