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Republicans pushing uphill toward November

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

Hamilton County bucks Democratic tide

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

It's Spitzer in a landslide

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

Faso On The Rise

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

Candidate Profile: Dick Gephardt

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

Candidate Profile: Carol Moseley Braun

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

Candidate Profile: Joseph Lieberman

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

Joe Lieberman in Albany

Connecticut Senator Joe Leiberman visited Albany shortly after several other Democratic Presidential hopefuls addressed a rural issues forum in Lake Placid. Here are excerpts from his remarks.  Go to full article

Election 2002 Assessment

Martha Foley talks with Bob Wells, a Democrat, Professor of Government at St. Lawrence University and Mayor of Canton for an assessment of last night's elections.  Go to full article

113th Assembly District: Tense Battle For Dollars & Votes

The 113th Assembly district race looks too close to call. With a week to go before the general election, candidates have filed their last campaign finance reports. The documents offer a snapshot of a tight, three-way battle. As Brian Mann reports, the district is a rare exception in a year when most races are heavily lopsided.  Go to full article

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