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Meier Considers Run for Governor

Since Governor Pataki announced two weeks ago that he won't seek a forth term next year, several names have emerged as possible Republican candidates. Yesterday, Senator Raymond Meier of the 47th district announced he was considering a run. Senator Meier has been in the Senate for 9 years.  Go to full article

Pirro Entry Shifts Senate Race

Westchester County DA Jeanine Pirro continued a second day of a statewide tour Thursday, promoting her intentions to challenge Hillary Clinton for the US Senate seat next year. A new poll shows that Pirro's entry into the race has already had an effect. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pirro Makes Senate Campaign Official

Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro formally announced the plans she'd revealed earlier this week - she's seeking the Republican nomination to run against Hillary Clinton for Senate next year. Karen DeWitt caught up with Pirro at a speech on the steps of the State Capitol.  Go to full article

Republicans Get a Head Start on Hillary

Edward Cox, a New York City attorney and son-in-law of former president Richard Nixon, has been meeting with North Country Republicans as he considers a run. As Chris Knight reports, Cox is already on the offensive against Senator Hillary Clinton.  Go to full article

Governor Pataki Won't Run for a Fourth Term

Governor Pataki, ending months of speculation, announced that he will not run for a fourth term in office. The governor did not say whether he expects to seek the Presidency instead. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Officials Praise Pataki as Friend of the North Country

Reaction to Governor Pataki's decision not to seek a fourth term continues to come in from across the North Country. As Chris Knight reports, leaders of the region's Republican Party and some local officials say they'll be hard pressed to find a governor who is as strong a supporter of the North Country.  Go to full article
State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury)
State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury)

Sen. Little: Pataki Bowout Another Political Blow to North Country

Many local leaders in the north country describe the loss of Governor Pataki as part of a one-two-three punch. Three years ago, the region lost Plattsburgh state Sen. Ron Stafford, one of the most powerful Republicans in New York state and chair of the Senate finance committee. Last year, Essex county native Sandy Treadwell was forced out as chairman of the state GOP. State Senator Betty Little, who was a close ally of Governor Pataki, says the Governor's decision not to seek re-election is another blow. Senator Little spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Progress Made on Voting Reform

Leaders of the legislative conference committee predict they'll have a final agreement on voting reform legislation by early next week. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Counties Will Choose New Voting Machines

State Lawmakers have decided to allow individual counties to choose their voting machines that will be required by federal law beginning in 2006. Government reform advocates warn that plan could lea to chaos and confusion on election day, with different voting machines in different parts of the state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Voting Machine Vendors Spend Big Bucks in NY

2005 will be the year the controversial debate over electronic voting machines comes to New York. Under the federal Help America Vote Act, New York has to replace its old lever-action voting machines in time for the 2006 elections. New York is expected to receive $100 million to help buy the new machines. Companies that make them are spending lots of money to get noticed in Albany. According to a report released yesterday by Common Cause New York, voting machine vendors spent more than $850,000 lobbying on bills pending in the state legislature. David Sommerstein spoke with Rachel Leon, Common Cause New York's executive director. She says among the top spenders are nationally-known companies.  Go to full article

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