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Aubertine Ponders New Role as State Lawmaker

When the new state Assembly officially opens January 2nd, Assmeblyman-elect for the 118th district Darrel Aubertine will be the first North County Democrat in that body in almost 30 years. Aubertine is a 6th generation dairy farmer from Cape Vincent in Jefferson County. In November, he defeated Republican St. Lawrence County Clerk Patricia Ritchie in a close race. Martha Foley talks with Darrel Aubertine about his hopes for the coming term in Albany.  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

Democrats Pour Big Money into River District Assembly Race

The Democratic state committee is putting major money into a North Country Assembly race. Darrell Aubertine almost unseated incumbent Bob Nortz two years ago, and is working hard to win the new "River District".  Go to full article

Cuomo Quits Gubernatorial Race

Andrew Cuomo has dropped out of the Democratic primary for governor of New York and has thrown his support behind opponent Carl McCall. Flanked by former president Bill Clinton and New York Congressman Charles Wrangle, Cuomo said he decided to drop out of the race rather than run a negative campaign against McCall, who was far ahead in the polls to win the primary. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Governor's Race: First Democratic Debate

Andrew Cuomo says he'll focus his criticism on Carl McCall's job performance as state comptroller for the past eight years.
Cuomo is trailing McCall in the polls. The two are competing for the Democratic nomination for governor. The latest poll shows McCall leading Cuomo 47 percent to 31 percent among Democrats. Karen Dewitt has more.  Go to full article

Democrats Quell Party In-Fighting

This week leaders of the state Democratic party tried to quell in-fighting among the two Democratic candidates and to unify to fight against Governor Pataki in November's election. While the Democrats struggled, the object of their ire was on vacation in the Finger Lakes. Pataki, who holds double-digit leads against his challengers in the polls, seems to be enjoying his summer with a rose garden style of campaigning. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Lawmakers Agree on Congressional Redistricting

Legislative leaders have announced agreement on a Congressional redistricting plan that's designed to get rid of one Congressional representative from each major party. Both Republicans and Democrats say the final plan improves their party's chances overall of keeping incumbents in their seats after November. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

McCall accepts Democratic Party's Gubernatorial Nomination

The state's first African American major party candidate for governor accepted the Democratic party's nomination. State Comptroller Carl McCall also took some swipes at his Democratic opponent and blasted Republican Governor George Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo Skips Democratic Party Convention in NYC

Democrat Andrew Cuomo has rejected New York's Democratic Party Convention. He is taking his case, as he says, directly to the people in a petition campaign to force a primary against fellow Democrat Carl McCall. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

McCall Impresses St. Lawrence County Dems

State comptroller and Democratic candidate for Governor Carl McCall made his first campaign swing through St. Lawrence County on Friday. He impressed party faithful with his fiscal experience and his stance on education. Strong winds forced McCall's airplane to abandon a planned stop in Hamilton County. He arrived early to the St. Lawrence County Democrats' annual dinner in Massena. David Sommerstein was there and has this report.  Go to full article

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