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News stories tagged with "118th-district"

Incumbent Aubertine (right) takes center stage in public...
Incumbent Aubertine (right) takes center stage in public...

A Test of Incumbency in the "River District"

While the presidential campaign is capturing all the pre-election hype and headlines, a North Country race for state Assembly is heating up. In the 118th district, first term Assemblyman and farmer Darrel Aubertine, a Democrat, is defending his seat. He faces a challenge from Republican Scott Gray, a Jefferson County legislator and Watertown businessman. Incumbents in New York enjoy almost perfect job security. Only a couple dozen incumbents have lost races since 1982. But as David Sommerstein reports, this year's legislative meltdown in the state capital makes incumbency a mixed blessing.  Go to full article
Assemblyman-elect Darrel Aubertine.
Assemblyman-elect Darrel Aubertine.

Aubertine Goes To Albany

Assemblyman-elect Darrel Aubertine is reading resumes and scouting out office space as he prepares to be the first North Country Democrat in the state Assembly in almost 30 years. Aubertine will represent the new "river" district of St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

118th District Republican Primary

In the 118th assembly district also known as the river district, the predominant theme of Republican primary candidates is turning the economy around in the north country. The district stretches along the st. Lawrence river, from the town of lyme to massena and includes the towns of Potsdam and Canton and the cities of Ogdensburg and Watertown. Jody Tosti spoke with the three candidates and has this story.  Go to full article

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