Sackets Harbor, NY, Feb 09, 2012 — Kellie Greene has tossed her hat into the mix of candidates seeking to defeat U.S. Rep. Bill Owens in the upcoming congressional election. The Sackets Harbor woman describes herself as a "true" constitutional conservative. She says she's been sitting on the sidelines long enough and is ready to make a go of it.
Greene formally announced her candidacy during an event in Watertown last week. She's challenging businessman Matt Doheny, a former Wall Street financier, for the Republican and Conservative party lines. A primary has been set for June 26. Chris Morris has more on the candidate. Go to full article
Colton, NY, Feb 08, 2012 — A St. Lawrence County man plans to run as a Green Party candidate in the race for New York's 23rd Congressional District seat.
Donald Hassig lives in Colton. Since 2000 has run an advocacy group called Cancer Action NY, dedicated to stopping the spread of chemical carcinogens. He believes he's ready to challenge U.S. Rep. Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh.
Hassig kicked off his campaign with a party in Potsdam that was attended by local Green Party members, college professors, students and friends. He said he doesn't expect to win the race but hopes to pull in at least 1,000 votes and spread more information about his fight against carcinogens.
Watertown, NY, Feb 07, 2012 — The 23rd district House seat that covers much of the North Country is expected to see one of the hottest election fights in the country this year.
In recent years, Republicans, Conservatives, and tea party activists have been bitterly divided in the region. That allowed Democrat Bill Owens to eke out two election victories in a region long considered a Republican stronghold.
This week, we'll be talking about the race, listening to the candidates, and talking to young people about this year's election. Brian Mann spoke with Martha Foley about some of the big issues and political trends that could shape the race. Go to full article
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 26, 2012 — As the country buckles down for a lengthy and volatile presidential campaign, voters in the North Country are preparing for another election in New York's 23rd Congressional... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Dec 22, 2011 — An influential government reform group has drawn up new maps for political boundaries in New York state that would have dramatic impacts here in the North Country. ... Go to full article
Malone, NY, Dec 05, 2011 — A state Supreme Court judge issued a ruling late Friday that could dramatically reshape North Country political boundaries. The decision affects the way prison inmates are... Go to full article
Albany, NY, Nov 21, 2011 — Deliberations over drawing new legislative and congressional districts are continuing in Albany and one of the k ey sticking points is the way prison inmates are counted. ... Go to full article
Albany, NY, Oct 27, 2011 — Blogs lit up yesterday when Gov. Andrew Cuomo seemed to back away from his often repeated promise to veto new electoral district lines drawn by a special legislative task... Go to full article