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Albany <em>Times-Union</em> political reporter Jimmy Vielkind says rural Democrats are "hopeful" about their chances in November
Albany Times-Union political reporter Jimmy Vielkind says rural Democrats are "hopeful" about their chances in November

NY Dems meet in Niagara Falls to hash out rural issues, strategies

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Over the weekend, Democrats from around New York state gathered in Niagara Falls to talk about rural issues. They face some tough fights in November's elections, as they work to defend state Senate and US congressional seats.

Jimmy Vielkind is a political reporter for the Albany Times Union and he was at the conference. He spoke with Brian Mann.

Note: Winning the Democratic rural conference straw poll doesn't mean that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is an official candidate for governor. He has yet to declare that he's running for the office in November.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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