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 27, 2012 — Mark Barie says he won't let his health stop him from waging war with his political rivals in the upcoming 23rd Congressional District campaign.
Barie, who chairs the Upstate New York Tea Party, suffered a brain aneurism and three strokes last March. As we reported yesterday, it's been a tough road to recovery for Barie, both physically and mentally.
In part two of our series, Chris Morris talks to Barie about the upcoming race and what the big issues will be for the Tea Party. 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
Rensselaer, 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
Rensselaer, 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
Rensselaer, NY, Oct 26, 2011 — Governor Andrew Cuomo is stating in no uncertain terms that he intends to veto the redistricting lines now being devised by a joint legislative commission, because they are... Go to full article