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Attack Ads Prevail in the Final Days of the Election

In the final days before the election the New York governor's race has taken its nastiest tone yet. Incumbent Governor George Pataki and Independence party candidate Tom Golisano are running harsh attack ads against each other as Democrat Carl McCall's campaign has faded. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

The Gubernatorial Candidates and the Issues, Part 2: Upstate Economy

One of the major issues in the 2002 New York Governors race has been the stagnant upstate economy and what the candidates can do to improve it. Challengers, Democratic Carl McCall and Independence party's Tom Golisano, have blamed incumbent Governor George Pataki for the state's economic problems. Pataki defends his record. Karen DeWitt reports.  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

The Gubernatorial Candidates and the Issues, Part 1: Education

With one week to go in the New York governor's race, many voters are not making up their minds about who they will choose on election day. Karen Dewitt takes a look at where the top three candidates in the race stand on issues that are important to New Yorkers, beginning with education.  Go to full article

Assessing the 2002 Gubernatorial Campaigns

Martha Foley talks with legislative correspondent Karen Dewitt about what's going on this election: the third party candidate may come in second, the incumbent gets a lukewarm endorsement from the state's biggest paper, and observers expect fewer voters at the polls than ever.  Go to full article

Golisano Climbing in the Polls

There is an increase in speculation in political circles. The Independence Party candidate Tom Golisano, who is climbing in the polls, could possibly come in second in the New York governor's race, leaving Democrat Carl McCall to finish third. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Abortion Rights League Remains Neutral in Gubernatorial Race

The New York State Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, has decided to remain neutral in the governor's race. It's a decision that could hurt the campaign of Democrat Carl McCall. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Gubernatorial Candidates Ignore State's Budget Problems

One of the biggest issues that will face New York's next governor is now to close a multi-billion dollar budget gap. The candidates for governor have spent little time detailing how they would solve the problem. Even the release of the midterm on New York's budget, which was intended to shed light on the state's financial status, turned into a political squabble. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

118th Assembly: A Wider Debate in the River District?

With under three weeks to Election Day, the 118th Assembly, or "river," district race looks to be among the closest in the North Country. Democrat Darryl Aubertine, a dairy farmer and former Jefferson County legislator, faces Republican St. Lawrence County Clerk Patricia Ritchie. If he wins, Aubertine will be the first North Country Democrat in Albany in almost 30 years. Meanwhile, a third candidate is trying to widen the debate beyond the two major parties. David Sommerstein reports on Tuesday night's candidate forum in Watertown.  Go to full article

Two Economic Approaches in the 122nd Assembly District

Some 50 people gathered at the Northside Improvement League in Watertown last night to hear a debate among Assembly candidates in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. In the mostly rural and Republican 122nd district, Republican incumbent Dee Dee Scozzafava faces a challenge from Democrat Andy Byrnes. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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