Democrat, GOP conventions to overlap
State of Politics is reporting the conventions for the state Democratic and Republican committees will overlap this year. Both will take place on May 23 and May 24. The state Republican Committee has announced it will gather at The Ziegfeld Ballroom in Manhattan to designate its candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and comptroller. At the same time, New York Democrats will hold its convention at the Marriott Uniondale on Long Island. Both conventions could have their share of drama. Gov. Andrew Cuomo will face off against actress and public education advocate Cynthia Nixon in a primary. On the Republican side, Sen. John DeFrancisco and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro are seeking the party’s endorsement for governor, though GOP officials hope to avoid a primary in September. Read the full story at the State of Politics blog.