New York State Senate: Heading into the election, Republicans held 33 of 62 seats; Democrats needed to gain 4 seats to flip control of the chamber. Only two incumbents retired, both Republicans.
New York State Assembly: Unlike the Senate, the Assembly was solidly Democratic (99-49 in favor of Democrats) and was not likely to change hands.
- District 27: Brad M. Hoylman, Thomas M. Greco, and Tanika Inlaw faced off in the Democratic primary.
- District 31: State Rep. Guillermo Linares (D) is challenging incumbent Senator Adriano Espaillat (D). Espaillat unsuccessfully challenged Rep. Charlie Rangel earlier this year, but will now try to keep his seat in the legislature. Most Democrats have backed him, but Linares has gotten a fundraising boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
- District 40 is open, and several Democrats will vie for the nomination: Martha Flores-Vazquez, Ethel Chen, Ronald T. Kim, Yen S. Chou, and Myungsuk Lee.
- District 55: Incumbent William F. Boyland, Jr. (D) faces six primary opponents; they are Nathan Bradley, Anthony T. Jones, Christopher J. Durosinmi, Roy Antoine, Anthony L. Herbert, and David R. Miller. Boyland recently beat bribery charges after prosecutors say he solicited cash from an undercover FBI agent.
- District 15: Gov. Andrew Cuomo endorsed Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D), who defeated Eric A. Ulrich (R).
- District 46: Cecilia F. Tkaczyk (D) took this new district from incumbent George A. Amedore, Jr. (R).
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