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Candidate signs along Ontario road
Candidate signs along Ontario road

It's election day in Ontario

Ottawa's mayoral race headlines municipal elections today in Ontario. The city has a population of nearly million, and budget of just over two billion dollars. The main issues are no surprise - managing taxes and growth while maintaining services. But the three-way contest is a surprise. Bob Chiarelli had looked like a safe bet for a third term. But polls now show the incumbent now trailing two challengers. Lucy Martin reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer preps his team

Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer named the people who will make up his transition team Thursday. After a short vacation in Puerto Rico, he governor-elect will be busy figuring out how to solve the state's many problems. As Karen DeWitt reports, Spitzer is already getting advice from a number of groups.  Go to full article

New leadership in St. Lawrence County

Democrats swept into the majority in the St. Lawrence County legislature Tuesday night for the first time in 13 years. They picked up an unexpected five seats and toppled several veteran Republicans in the process. When Democrats take control in January, their first items of business will be whether to keep longtime county administrator Don Brining and who to choose as chairperson. David Sommerstein spoke with one possible leader, Tedra Cobb, who was unopposed to win her second term. She says Democratic campaigned for more open and thoughtful government.  Go to full article

Democrats sink strong roots in the North Country

Through the election season, we've been talking regularly with Brian Mann, our Adirondack Bureau chief about political trends. Martha Foley checks in with Brian to digest some of the results from Tuesday's voting.  Go to full article

Pataki and Spitzer begin transition

The outgoing Governor George Pataki and incoming governor Eliot Spitzer, held a cordial news conference to discuss how to smoothly transition state government from the Republicans to the Democrats. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Clinton calls for new direction

Hillary Clinton told cheering Democrats that it's time for a new course in the country. Clinton won re-election to the senate in a landslide victory over her opponent. Karen DeWitt was in NYC for the victory speech.  Go to full article

Scozzafava, Griffo heading to Albany

Republican Dee Dee Scozzafava won her fifth term representing parts of St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Oswego counties in the state Assembly. She defeated Democrat Karl Williams 58 to 42%. And in the 47th State Senate district, Republican Joe Griffo defeated Democrat John Murad 51 to 37%. Working Families party candidate Leon Koziol took 6% of the vote, as did Independence party candidiate Tim Julian. Much of Griffo's support came from the Oneida County and Utica area. Griffo bested Murad in St. Lawrence County by just 6 votes.  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

Election Night diners on the issues

It's a rare night in rural northern New York when so many people travel into town as they do on Election night. Local fire departments and VFWs figured it was a good chance to raise some money. Hence, the election night supper. David Sommerstein asked diners at the Pierrepont fire department chicken and biscuit dinner about the war in Iraq and other issues that affected their vote.  Go to full article
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, from Hudson, heads to Washington
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, from Hudson, heads to Washington

Gillibrand stuns Sweeney, Republicans

It was a devastating night for New York's Republicans. Democrats unseated two incumbents and captured an open seat vacated by Republican Sherwood Boehlert. Oneida County District Attorney Mike Arcuri, a Democrat, ran away with the 24rd congressional district race, beating state Senator Ray Meier by an astonishing 9 percentage points. One of the night's biggest upsets came in the 20th Congressional district, which stretches from Poughkeepsie to Lake Placid. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand ran a smart and sometimes nasty campaign to unseat 4-term incumbent John Sweeney. As Brian Mann reports, Sweeney's was seen as safe just a week ago.  Go to full article

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