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Democrats Fare Better in NY than in Nation

Democrats in the State Senate picked up two seats from the Republican Majority, and two more Republican Senators remain locked in races that are too close to call. The Democrats also gained one position in the New York State Assembly. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

A Divided Nation: Not Such a Bad Thing

The Bush administration says it's been given a mandate at the polls and is promising to pursue its agenda on taxes and Iraq. President Bush says he's seeking the "broad support" of all Americans. Everybody's talking about the division in the country. John Massaro teaches politics at SUNY Potsdam and offers a minority view that this division is not a negative thing, and that the country is still a place of shared values despite it.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine
Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine

Aubertine Holds 'River District' With Ease

In the 118th Assembly District in St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties, first-term incumbent Darrel Aubertine pulled out a wider than expected victory over Republican challenger Scott Gray. The Democrat won by a nearly 2 to 1 margin. As David Sommerstein reports, the power of incumbency and an unexpected illness were too much for Gray to overcome.  Go to full article

Ortloff Leads In 114th, Sayward Dominates in 113th

A bitter race for the 114th assembly district ended with harsh words last night from both candidates. Incumbent Republican Chris Ortloff declared victory and slammed the state Democratic Party for working to unseat him. But Challenger Bernie Bassett refused to concede defeat until absentee ballots are tallied. Brian Mann reports.

113th District Update: As expected the assembly race in the 113th assembly district was a blow-out. Incumbent Republican Teresa Sayward defeated Democrat Dennis Tarantino by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.  Go to full article

Incumbents McHugh & Sweeney Win Re-election

Republican Congressmen John McHugh and John Sweeney easily won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Go to full article

Region's Republicans and Democrats Add New Voters

With two fiercely contested assembly races being decided today in the North Country, Republicans and Democrats have both fought to recruit new voters. As Brian Mann reports, the latest numbers show gains for both parties.  Go to full article

Thousands of New Voters Head to the Polls in NY

The State Board of Elections reports that over 750,000 New Yorkers have registered to vote for the first time in today's elections. Because of changes made by Congress after the 2000 elections, the new voters are required to show ID at their polling place. A high voter turn out is expected, and there are worries that there may be confusion at the polls about what kind of identification is acceptable. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Zogby On Polls

John Zogby is president and CEO of Zogby International. Four years ago, most polls predicted a win for George W. Bush. Zogby polls showed the race tightening, with the gap closing in the final hours. That was 2000. This year, Zogby says, is even tighter, too close to call. Zogby was in Potsdam October 25, talking about this campaign, which he calls "the Armageddon election" - the final battle, the end of the world - because of the extreme divide in the nation. After his talk, he took questions about iussues, and about polls themselves.  Go to full article

People On Polls

So...about those polls. NCPR's Kathleen Walters was out on the street to see what our neighbors think.  Go to full article

Schumer Re-election Bid and NY Congressional Races

In New York, the race at the top of the state's ticket, the campaign for U.S. Senate, is not going to be the nail biter that the Presidential election is turning out to be. The most recent poll shows Senator Chuck Schumer 56 points ahead of his nearest challenger. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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