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Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.
Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.

A North Country Assessment of Golisano

David Sommerstein talks with Independence Party executive committee member and former Watertown mayor Jeff Graham about Independence gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano's lighter than expected showing. Golisano spent more than $60 million on the campaign.  Go to full article

Senator Stafford: In Retirement, A Force To Be Reckoned With

Republican Senator Ron Stafford announced this spring that he'll step aside after nearly four decades in office. But documents filed this month with New York's Board of Elections, show that Senator Stafford's campaign war chest continues to grow. As Brian Mann reports, that money will help give the Senator political clout, long after his retirement.  Go to full article

Pataki Raises Big Bucks for Re-election Bid

Leading his potential Democratic opposition by 2-to-1 in the polls, Republican Governor Pataki reports today that he has concluded his most successful six-months of campaign fund raising ever. Pataki says his required report to the state Board of Elections would show his campaign had raised more than $12.8 million over the past six months. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Fundraises in California

Governor George Pataki, who was fundraising in California over the weekend, has taken a number of steps lately that any campaign for governor would, yet Pataki insists that he is not a candidate, at least not yet. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Big Donors Dominate NY Governor's Race

A new study by a group that advocates campaign finance reform finds that in the first six months of fundraising for the 2002 governor's race, big donors dominated the giving to all three candidates. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Democracy Matters: Taking Campaign Finance Reform to College Campuses

On the heels of election day, David Sommerstein spoke with Adam Weinberg, a professor of Sociology at Colgate University, to see where campaign finance fits in these days. Weinberg is the founder of "Democracy Matters" which organizes college campuses on campaign finance issues.  Go to full article

Assembly Democrats want Campaign Spending Limits

The speaker of the State Assembly has proposed the most sweeping campaign finance reform in New York's history. As Karen DeWitt reports, Assembly Democrats want public funding and hard limits on spending.  Go to full article

Do Candidates Win More When They Spend More?

A report by New York Citizen Action finds that in the year 2000 legislative races, candidates who spent more money won more races.  Go to full article

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