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Election 2012

Former Gov. George Pataki, right, and former Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny, left, chat with voters at Central Garage in Lake Placid during a campaign stop on Nov. 5. Also pictured, from left, are Doheny's wife Mary Doheny, Margaret Daby and Jerry Strack, owner of Central Garage. Photo: Chris Morris via Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Former Gov. George Pataki, right, and former Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny, left, chat with voters at Central Garage in Lake Placid during a campaign stop on Nov. 5. Also pictured, from left, are Doheny's wife Mary Doheny, Margaret Daby and Jerry Strack, owner of Central Garage. Photo: Chris Morris via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

In Lake Placid, Pataki calls for lower taxes

Former Governor George Pataki was in the North Country in the final days of the election campaign that concluded last week.

The Republican served as governor of New York from 1995 to 2006. In a visit to Lake Placid with GOP congressional candidate Matt Doheny, Pataki said New York's economy is still recovering too slowly.

And he said cutting taxes and reducing the size of government would help.  Go to full article
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/-jvl-/with/5194328403/#photo_5194328403">JvL</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

GOP gains a Democrat in NYS Senate

Senate Republicans have gained one more member in the fight for control of the chamber. Newly elected Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder says he'll sit with the GOP.

Felder is very valuable addition for Republicans trying to retain control of the Senate. In the current count from last week's voting, Democrats have won 31 seats, and Republicans have won 30. Two races are still being tallied.  Go to full article
NY State Sen. Betty Little (file photo). Photo: Mark Kurtz

Sen. Little faces changed political climate

State Senator Betty Little ran unopposed this week and will once again represent a big chunk of the North Country in the state legislature. But she returns to office in a changed political landscape.

Her district has changed, absorbing a new chunk of St. Lawrence County. Her Republican Party also took major hits this week, losing the North Country's House seat and possibly possibly losing its long-standing majority in the state Senate.  Go to full article
Crews from the North Country went south to help those affected by Sandy recover--this house on Long Island is owned by a firefighter. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

North Country Sandy responders not able to vote

Voters in America's biggest cities faced long lines on Election Day. But in the North Country, voting went off relatively smoothly.

Perhaps the biggest problem...  Go to full article
The New York State Senate chamber. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/-jvl-/with/5194328403/#photo_5194328403">JvL</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Control of NY Senate still uncertain two days after election

Control of the State Senate is still up in the air, and could be for weeks. Democrats are claiming victory, but Republicans are not conceding. They say they're waiting until...  Go to full article
Bob Bevilacqua (right) shakes hands with Tom Catillaz in the Harrietstown Town Hall Tuesday night after Bevilcqua defeated Catillaz in the race for Town Supervisor. Photo: Chris Knight via <a href="http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/533896/Bevilacqua-wins-Harrietstown-supervisor-race.html?nav=5008">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a><br />

Bevilacqua beats Catillaz for Harrietstown Supervisor seat

One of the most hotly contested local races in the North Country yesterday was in the Saranac Lake area, where two political veterans battled for the position of town of...  Go to full article

NY State Senate control still undecided

Democrats easily retained their supermajority in the New York Assembly. But it could be weeks until it's decided which party is going to control the state Senate. Absentee...  Go to full article
Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Gillibrand winds landslide victory in US Senate Race

Democratic New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand won a landslide victory over Republican Wendy Long on Tuesday. By some reports, Gillibrand won the largest percentage in New...  Go to full article
Assemblyman Marc Butler taking a question from an unidentified reporter at at NYS budget meeting. Photo: Marc Butler Assembly website

Butler wins 118th Assembly district

Long time Republican Assembly member Marc Butler won the newly drawn 118th district. He got more than twice as many votes as Democrat Joseph Chilelli. The 118th now runs from...  Go to full article
Owens supporters and staff reacting to hearing Bill Owens announce that Matt Doheney had just called him to concede the election. Photo: Mark Kurtz

NY21: What does Owens' win say about the district?

Brian Mann has reported and blogged throughout the 21st District congressional race. He joined Martha Foley on the line Wednesday morning, after a long night, to talk about...  Go to full article

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