Over a nearly two-decade career as a state assemblywoman for New York’s 123rd assembly district and a further 40 years as a district resident, Donna Lupardo (D) has seen it all. According to her opponent Sophia Resciniti (R), this longevity represents the very subject of her chagrin toward the political establishment. Featuring an interview with Assemblywoman Lupardo.
When we first conceptualized creating a print edition of Happy Medium last March, just one month after the launch of our website, we envisioned an annually published compilation of the best articles written by our team. Now, just two months after the release of our first print edition in late August, we’re back!
The Happy Medium team worked around the clock reporting on the 2022 midterm election cycle here in Binghamton and nation-wide, resulting in some of the highest-quality content we’ve produced to date. I’d like to thank everyone who contributed their time and effort to this project for their hardwork and dedication to our mission. Additionally, I’d like to offer a special thanks to Bryan Goodman who chaired our Candidate Interview Committee.
This election edition of Happy Medium Magazine was made possible through a grant from the Harpur Edge Student Success Fund. On behalf of the Happy Medium team, I’d like to thank Harpur Edge and the generous donors who support their office for enabling us to provide valuable information about the upcoming elections to the students, faculty, and staff at Binghamton University.
Editor in Chief, 2022-23
State Senate District #52: Lea Webb vs. Rich David
City of Binghamton political powerhouses clash in state Senate bid. Featuring an interview with Democratic candidate Lea Webb.
Congressional District #19: Josh Riley vs. Marc Molinaro
A look into the upcoming congressional election in NY-19. Featuring an interview with Democratic candidate Josh Riley.
Gen Z Candidates for Congress are Proving that Grassroots Organizing Works
– but not without the help of some
Let’s Talk About Gerrymandering
“Courts ought not to enter this political thicket.”
The Midterm Effect: Why The Incumbent President’s Party Tends to Struggle
Every two years voters across the country get the opportunity to indicate their approval or disapproval of their current president through the midterm elections. But the inhabitants of the White House won’t change, so why should we care?
What Special Congressional Elections Tell Us About the Midterms
Political Director Bryan Goodman breaks down recent election results and examines data suggesting a current ‘blue shift’ in favor of Democrats.