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With word of Senator John Sampson’s arrest on corruption and embezzlement charges, it’s impossible to ignore the sense that New York’s Democratic Party is in need of a serious intervention. Yes, Republicans have been vulnerable to...
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by Brian Mann
Aug 13, 2008 — It's been a tough year for Republicans in New York state and around the country. The GOP could lose two more House seats in November, in western New York and on Long Island. The best chance for Republicans to win back a seat may be in the 20th district, which stretches from the Hudson Valley through the North Country to Lake Placid. The race between Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Sandy Treadwell is expected to be intense and expensive, with a price tag of at least six million dollars. Today and tomorrow we'll talk in-depth with the two candidates. We start with Sandy Treadwell, who lives in Essex County. Treadwell is a former Secretary of State and a former chairman of New York's Republican Party. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2008 — The New York Times reported yesterday that Republicans are struggling to recruit candidates for congressional races in New York. Freshman Democrat Mike Arcuri, who represents the southern Adirondacks and the Mohawk Valley, was expected to face a stiff challenge this year. But after forming an exploratory committee last November, the Republican's top choice, businessman Richard Hanna, hasn't entered the race. It's just one example of what seems to be a trend leading up to November. Brian Mann and David Sommerstein joined Martha Foley to talk about what's happening, and why. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Nov 15, 2006 — Hamilton County, in the central Adirondacks, voted a straight Republican ticket last Tuesday. It was one of only two counties in the state to do so. The other was rural Wyoming County, south of Rochester. The rest of New York -- and even much of the North Country -- voted staunchly Democratic. As Brian Mann reports, even many Republicans in this very conservative part of the state say their party has to expand its appeal. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Nov 08, 2006 — Eliot Spitzer easily won election as New York's next governor, as expected. Spitzer's unofficial 69 point win beats all previous records in New York gubernatorial voting. He promised to follow through on pledges to fundamentally change New York's government. Karen DeWitt was at Democratic headquarters in New York City. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
May 23, 2006 — Republican candidate for Governor John Faso is gaining momentum against William Weld, just one week before the Republican Party convention. The Democratic convention is also next week -- a new poll shows that a challenger to Eliot Spitzer in the governor's race has failed to gain momentum. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Jan 09, 2004 — Congressman Dick Gephardt has built a long record on labor issues, but has had to strike a balance between the demands of his leadership role in Congress and the needs of his district. Matt Sepic of from public radio station KWMU in St. Louis continues The Home State Record series. Go to full article
Jan 08, 2004 — Carol Moseley Braun has weathered political scandals since she made history in the U.S. Senate. Jenny Lawton of Chicago Public Radio reports that she has been a symbol of both controversy and hope in her home state. Go to full article
Jan 07, 2004 — In the second part of the Home State Record Project profiling the Democratic presidential candidates, we take a look at Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman. Connecticut Public Radio's Heather Claborn reports Lieberman's moderate history is not lighting a fire at home. Go to full article