How Much Did the New York Times’ Endorsements Matter in the Congressional Primaries?

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By: Azi Paybarah |

Though the New York Times imprematur can be crucial in competitive local Democratic primaries, it doesn’t appear to have played a meaningful role in any of yesterday’s congressional races, in which three of the paper’s five chosen candidates won.

For example, the endorsement was never really going to matter much in the Hakeem Jeffries-Charles Barron race or, for that matter, in Nydia Velazquez’s race against Erik Dilan, which she wound up winning comfortably.

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