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Democrat Nicole Duvé, left, and Republican Mary Rain. Photos: David Sommerstein
Democrat Nicole Duvé, left, and Republican Mary Rain. Photos: David Sommerstein

Rain apparent winner in St. Lawrence county DA race

Republican challenger Mary Rain appears to have unseated two-term Democratic district attorney Nicole Duvé in St. Lawrence County. According to unofficial results, Rain won 9,808 votes, or 51.8%, to Duvé's 9,113 votes, or 48.1%.

But Duvé says there are enough absentee ballots to change the final result. Duve did not concede victory Tuesday night.

We'll have updates on this story and a complete report later in the evening.  Go to full article
Democrat Nicole Duvé (left) faces a challenge from Republican Mary Rain for St. Lawrence County district attorney. Photos: David Sommerstein
Democrat Nicole Duvé (left) faces a challenge from Republican Mary Rain for St. Lawrence County district attorney. Photos: David Sommerstein

Accusations, but little information, in St. Lawrence DA race

The district attorney race has dominated the election season in St. Lawrence County. Incumbent Democrat Nicole Duvé has run a low-key - you could say, lawyerly - campaign for a third term. Republican challenger Mary Rain, on the other hand, has aggressively attacked Duvé's record and credibility, while calling for change.

Both women have their vulnerabilities. Duvé failed to get convictions on two high profile murders. Rain left her job as the county public defender under mysterious circumstances two years ago.

David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duvé speaks to the press Wednesday in the Grand Jury room in the county courthouse building in Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein.
St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duvé speaks to the press Wednesday in the Grand Jury room in the county courthouse building in Canton. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Duve fights back against DA challenger

St. Lawrence County District Attorney Nicole Duve defended her record yesterday from attacks by her Republican challenger.

Duvé, a Democrat, said former public defender Mary Rain was "misrepresenting" the results of cases. And she said Rain was misunderstanding the subtleties of prosecution.

David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Mary Rain (right) announces her candidacy at the St. Lawrence County courthouse in Canton. Joining her is Tandy Cyrus, whose son, Garrett Phillips, was murdered in 2011. The crime is still unsolved. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Mary Rain (right) announces her candidacy at the St. Lawrence County courthouse in Canton. Joining her is Tandy Cyrus, whose son, Garrett Phillips, was murdered in 2011. The crime is still unsolved. Photo: David Sommerstein.

Republican DA hopeful launches sharp attacks early

The race for St. Lawrence County District Attorney is on. And yesterday the challenger came out swinging. Republican Mary Rain attacked two-term incumbent Nicole Duvé for failing to bring criminals to trial. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the Public Trust Act on April 9, 2013. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/8635713192/in/photostream">Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the Public Trust Act on April 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Cuomo looks to give DAs more corruption-fighting power

Governor Cuomo and New York state's district attorneys are pushing for laws to make it easier to prosecute bribery and public corruption cases, in the wake of recent scandals in Albany.  Go to full article
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Cuomo won't rule out special prosecutor for Occupy arrestees

Governor Cuomo says the Albany District Attorney's decision not to prosecute Occupy Albany protesters arrested for trespassing is "less than ideal", and the governor has refused to rule out appointing a special prosecutor. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Duv? Wins St. Lawrence DA Race

In the race for St. Lawrence County District Attorney, Democrat Nicole Duvé upset acting district attorney Gary Miles, a Democrat running on the Republican line. Duvé won by almost 4,000 votes. As David Sommerstein reports, the convincing win ends a bitter campaign.  Go to full article

Dem Upsets GOP DA In Clinton County

A far quieter and more civil district attorney's race in Clinton County produced one of the north country's biggest upsets yesterday. Democrat Andrew Wylie defeated incumbent Republican Richard Cantwell by a decisive 1200-vote margin. Brian Mann has that report.  Go to full article

After GOP Rift, Essex DA Race Turns Ugly

The Essex County district attorney race has been ugly and controversial. Independent and Conservative candidate Debra Whitson from Willsboro lost the Republican primary but decided to stay in the race. She has since accused her Republican rival of once living with a drug dealer. The GOP's candidate, Julie Garcia from Schroon Lake, says the claim is false and has announced plans to sue Whitson for defamation of character. The race was first thrown into turmoil last spring when Republicans declined to endorse veteran DA Ron Briggs. Ed Forbes is editor of the Lake Placid News. The weekly paper's latest issue has an in depth report on the Essex County race. He tells Brian Mann that the divisive campaign reflects deep divisions within the GOP.  Go to full article

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