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Catharine Young Wins Re-Election — Against an Actual Opponent This Time!

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Yesterday, Catharine Young was re-elected to a sixth term in the New York State Senate, despite a challenge from Democratic candidate Lee Hyson.

“Keeping the Republican majority of the state Senate is critical…said Young, because without it New York City and downstate Democrats would control the state government.”

Senator Catharine Young has been a well-paid puppet for New York City business owners who have given her tens of thousands of dollars in “campaign contributions” for the previous 2 election cycles (she ran unopposed in both of them). However, since she is no longer the chair of the Housing committee, she hasn’t been receiving quite as much money from wealthy New York City landlords:

Catharine Young's contributions from landlords 2016

Did they pay her enough money to get her to re-introduce their anti-tenant bills this year? Probably. We’ll find out when the session begins in January.