The 2014 ballot won't have the cachet that comes from being a presidential election year or even a mayoral election year. But there are several races for key seats that represent a large swath of New Yorkers at the state and federal levels.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to easily overcome his challengers. Congressman Charles Rangel -- 22 terms in office -- once again faces a challenge from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. And incumbent former FBI undercover agent-turned-U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has been indicted on federal fraud charges, meaning the Republican Party could be on the verge of losing its only congressional member in the city.

Here are the races to watch for 2014, which will be updated through the campaign season.


Federal primary: June 24
Statewide primary: Sept. 9
General election: Nov. 4