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Congressman Sweeney working the parade in Schuylerville
Congressman Sweeney working the parade in Schuylerville

GOP's Sweeney swims hard in shifting currents

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Congressman John Sweeney represents much of the North Country. The Republican has won re-election easily in the past, but this year faces a surprisingly stiff challenge from Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Sweeney stumbled earlier in the spring, plagued by health concerns, ethics questions, and by a flap over his appearance at a frat party. But as Brian Mann reports, Sweeney is campaigning hard and hopes to focus voters attention on the federal tax money that he's won for his district.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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