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Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is seeking a third term. He faces Republican challenger Marc Molinaro in the general election.
The most-contested congressional race in New York City is for a district that covers all of Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. It is the only one in New York City represented by a Republican. Incumbent Dan Donovan faces a challenge from Democrat Max Rose.
DAN DONOVAN (R)
MAX ROSE (D)
There may not be many competitive House races in New York City, but there are several races across New York State that are expected to be close. Those races are generating national attention as Democrats and Republicans fight to win the majority of seats in the House.
Republicans have held control of the state Senate for the majority of modern New York history. But Democrats are hoping that anti-Trump sentiment will help them take back the state's upper chamber.
The lieutenant governor is second-in-line to the governor. If the governor is forced to leave office, the lieutenant governor takes over.
KATHY HOCHUL (D)
Current lieutenant governor
JULIE KILLIAN (R)
New York's attorney general is seen as one of the top legal positions in the country. The attorney general is responsible for overseeing dozens of attorneys and hundreds of cases.
LETITIA JAMES (D)
KEITH WOFFORD (R)
The office of comptroller may be an obscure one for members of the general public, but it's important. The comptroller manages the state's pension fund for public employees, valued at more than $200 billion. The comptroller also conducts key audits for state and local government spending.
TOM DINAPOLI (D)
JONATHAN TRICHTER (R)
One of New York's two U.S. senators is up for re-election. Kirsten Gillibrand is considered a potential Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020. Her Republican challenger is Chele Farley, who served as New York City finance chairwoman for the state Republican Party.
KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND (D)
Current U.S. senator
CHELE FARLEY (R)
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