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I tell this story all the time, but it’s a true one:  When I came to the North Country thirteen years ago, someone — I can’t remember who it was — told me I’d scored the best job in the world, with one big...
As the Republican Party navigates this perilous chapter in its history, the organization begins to resemble — more and more closely — the desperate, lonely protagonist in “Life of Pi.” If you haven’t seen or read it...
In the days since Barack Obama won a second free, peaceful and fair election, capturing more than 50% of the popular vote again, a growing number of conservatives have called for their states to secede from the United States of America. The drumbeat...
CORRECTION:  Bill Owens did not vote for the Federal stimulus plan backed by Barack Obama in 2008.  He didn’t take office until the next year.  We regret the error.  Owens did later embrace the policy, advocating for...

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Rep. Paul Ryan at a Romney-Ryan rally in Manassas, VA on Sunday. Photo: <a href="">monkeyz_uncle</a>, cc <a href="">some rights reserved</a>
Rep. Paul Ryan at a Romney-Ryan rally in Manassas, VA on Sunday. Photo: monkeyz_uncle, cc some rights reserved

Election 2012: The Ryan effect in New York

Presumptive Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate will likely have an impact on New York's competitive races for the House of Representatives. But whether the effect will be good or bad depends on who you talk to. And the split is right down party lines.

With eight districts in play, New York has more than any other state, and outcomes here could determine whether the House of Representatives is controlled by Democrats or Republicans.  Go to full article
NYS GOP Chair Ed Cox (at a Young Republicans Christmas party in 2005)

State GOP Chair: Ryan Will "Play Well" in New York Races

The head of the State's Republican Party predicts that the choice of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential candidate will be helpful in some portions of New York State.

New York's GOP Chair Ed Cox says Ryan's position as number two on the Republican ticket in November could aid congressional candidates who are already identified as strong fiscal conservatives.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny (R) with Saranac Lake Community Store general manager Craig Waters. Photo: Brian Mann

NY21: Doheny hopes main street business message will lift him past Owens

With less than three months to go before the November election, Republican challenger Matt Doheny says he's on track to unseat Democratic congressman Bill Owens from Plattsburgh.

Most national pundits have described the race as a toss-up, though one poll released last week by the Democratic Party showed Owens with a 12-point lead.

During a visit yesterday to Saranac Lake, the Republican acknowledged that this year's contest has drawn less attention, from the media and from voters.

As Brian Mann reports, Doheny hopes to flip the 21st district back to the GOP, in part by focusing on small businesses and the lingering economic recession in the North Country.  Go to full article

Dem poll shows Owens ahead in CD21

Democrats in Washington have released a new poll, paid for by their party, that shows North Country Rep. Bill Owens leading his Republican challenger by a 12-point margin....  Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Don Hassig. Photo: Natasha Haverty

Candidate arrested for trespass in Parishville

Don Hassig, Green Party Candidate for the 21st Congressional District and founder of the activist group Cancer Action New York, was arrested on charges of trespassing at...  Go to full article

Poll has encouraging numbers for NY Democrats

A new poll offers some hope to Senate Democrats who are trying retake the Senate after losing to Republicans two years ago. Senate Republicans, in a statement, call the poll...  Go to full article
NY-21 Green Party candidate Don Hassig. Photos: Natasha Haverty

Congressional campaigning as a tool for the revolution: Don Hassig and the NY-21

In the past couple of elections, third party candidates have had big effects on North Country political campaigns. In 2010, Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman reshaped...  Go to full article

Cuomo not necessarily endorsing Democrats for Senate

Governor Cuomo says he will not necessarily endorse Democrats for election to the closely divided state Senate, even though he's a Democrat. He says he'll consider candidates...  Go to full article

Race for open Assembly seat heats up

Democrat Dennis Tarantino, a lawyer from Glens Falls, says he's ready to ramp up his campaign for state Assembly. Meanwhile, Republican Dan Stec, town supervisor of...  Go to full article

Hoffman backs Doheny

Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman has made it crystal clear who he will vote for in this fall's congressional election. Speaking before a small crowd at Legends Bistro in...  Go to full article

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