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Poll: Discontent With Sweeney, GOP

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand's narrow 3-point advantage is within the poll's margin of error. According to Siena College, Gillibrand leads Republican John Sweeney by 9 points in southern counties of the 20th congressional district and is running dead even here in the North Country. The two candidates hold equal support among men and women. The poll was taken last week just as the first news of the Sweeneys' domestic incident was coming out. Brian asked Siena College spokesman Steven Greenberg whether the numbers could shift again before Tuesday.  Go to full article

Gillibrand wins AFL-CIO backing

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand has won the endorsement of New York's branch of the AFL-CIO. Gillibrand is hoping to unseat Republican Congressman John Sweeney. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Congressman Sweeney working the parade in Schuylerville
Congressman Sweeney working the parade in Schuylerville

GOP's Sweeney swims hard in shifting currents

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.  Go to full article
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-Hudson)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-Hudson)

In North Country Congressional Race, National Attention Fills War Chests

The race for the North Country congressional seat now held by Republican John Sweeney is drawing national attention and national money. The district includes Glens Falls and much of the Adirondacks. The latest campaign documents released this week show that Sweeney and top Democratic challenger Kirsten Gillibrand both raised more than $300,000 in the first quarter of this year. As Brian Mann reports, a growing number of national Democrats and Republicans see the 20th congressional district as one of the top match-ups in the country.  Go to full article

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