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Democratic: Barack Obama | Campaign
Republican: John McCain | Campaign
Libertarian: Bob Barr | Campaign
Independent: Ralph Nader | Campaign

Other Party Candidates
Boston Tea Party: Charles Jay | Campaign
Constitution Party: Chuck Baldwin | Campaign
Green Party: Cynthia McKinney | Campaign
New American Independent Party: Frank McEnulty | Campaign
Party for Socialism and Liberation: Gloria La Riva | Campaign
Prohibition Party: Gene Amondson | Campaign
Reform Party: Ted Weill | Wikipedia entry
Socialist Party: Brian Moore | Campaign
Socialist Workers Party: Róger Calero | Wikipedia entry

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McCain announces suspension of campaign

NEW YORK (AP) Republican John McCain says he's directing his staff to work with Barack Obama's campaign and the debate commission to delay Friday's debate because of the economic crisis. McCain issued a statement saying he'll stop campaigning after addressing former President Bill Clinton's Global Initiative session on Thursday and return to Washington to focus on the nation's financial problems. McCain also said he wants President Bush to convene a leadership meeting in Washington. Both he and Obama would attend the session.  Go to full article

Financial crisis ripples through election season

The financial crisis has turned attention away from the presidential campaign. It's also added urgency and meaning to the electoral choices the country faces in just six weeks. Barack Obama and John McCain are still locked in a close battle. There are tough contests for Congress and the New York's legislature here in the North Country. Brian Mann is reporting on air and now blogging about the political season. He joined Martha Foley this morning during The 8 O'clock Hour.  Go to full article

Obama slipping in new statewide poll

Barack Obama's lead in New York has fallen to just five points ahead of John McCain, in a new poll conducted by Siena College. The survey found that Obama has lost ground with women voters. Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Behind the scenes at the RNC

The Democratic and Republican National Conventions have delivered more drama than expected this year. Our correspondent Karen DeWitt is attending both. She's in St. Paul...  Go to full article
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Treadwell pro-choice, praises staunchly pro-life GOP ticket

Republican candidate Sandy Treadwell, from Essex County, is running for the 20th congressional district. He hopes to unseat Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Treadwell traveled...  Go to full article

Bruno likens Obama to Spitzer

Former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno energized the New York delegation yesterday with a warning to the national party that likened Democratic presidential nominee...  Go to full article

Bruno says with Palin, Republicans can win New York

Former state Sen. Joe Bruno said John McCain's surprise vice presidential pick, Sarah Palin, will be an asset to the national party, and the state party in New York. He said...  Go to full article

Full speech: Sen. John McCain accepts the Republican presidential nomination in St. Paul

Interrupted by occasional protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Senator John McCain presented his message of change through the prism of conservative...  Go to full article

Pataki resurfaces at GOP convention

Former New York Governor George Pataki is one of the surrogates for John McCain at the Republican National Convention, making the rounds of breakfast and lunch meetings....  Go to full article

Full speech: Sarah Palin accepts Republican nomination for Vice President at RNC

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin delivered an acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last night in St. Paul aimed at everyday Americans, while mocking Obama, big...  Go to full article

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