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NYS Assembly districts (detail). Map: NYS
NYS Assembly districts (detail). Map: NYS

Supporters launch "Yes" campaign for redistricting amendment

Supporters of a November ballot amendment on redistricting say it will help prevent rampant partisan gerrymandering when the next district lines are drawn in the Senate and the Assembly.

The groups Citizens Union and League of Women Voters are making voters aware of the amendment and giving voters reasons why they should approve the measure.  Go to full article
Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate at a Rochester Town Hall meeting in 2010. Photo: Still from Youtube video
Brian Sampson of Unshackle Upstate at a Rochester Town Hall meeting in 2010. Photo: Still from Youtube video

Business group praises Senate GOP voting record, pans Democrats

An upstate pro-business group is out with ratings for the Senate and Assembly and finds, not surprisingly, that more liberal Democrats are at odds with the group's agenda than conservative leaning Republicans.

Unshackle Upstate says this could have implications for the group's interests if Democrats take over the Senate in November.  Go to full article
Vermont Secretary of State James Condos. Photo: votesmart.org
Vermont Secretary of State James Condos. Photo: votesmart.org

Secretary of State gives Vermont primary info

MONTPELER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos is reminding people about the requirements to vote in the upcoming primary election.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/125232993@N03/14420417007/">Zephyr Teachout Pride</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Zephyr Teachout Pride, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo foe Teachout picks up public union support

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state's second-largest public-sector union has endorsed Zephyr Teachout's long-shot bid to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Public Employees Federation represents 54,000 state workers who mainly work in white-collar positions. Union President Susan Kent said Thursday that her group took what she called a "bold step" by backing Cuomo's liberal primary challenger Teachout and her running mate in next month's Democratic primary.  Go to full article
Matt Funiciello is running for the NY-21 congressional district seat on the Green Party line. Photo: Funiciello campaign
Matt Funiciello is running for the NY-21 congressional district seat on the Green Party line. Photo: Funiciello campaign

NY-21: Matt Funiciello campaigns in St. Lawrence County today

Green party candidate for Congress Matt Funiciello will make his first campaign stops in St. Lawrence County today.

The Glens Falls-based bakery and caf owner will attend Seniorama, an annual gathering of the state Senior Action Council at SUNY Canton, at 10 this morning.  Go to full article
Democrat Aaron Woolf campaigning in Malone, NY. Photo: Brian Mann
Democrat Aaron Woolf campaigning in Malone, NY. Photo: Brian Mann

North Country's economic fears echo on campaign trail

It's now less than three months to the November election, when the North Country will choose a new member of Congress.

The race between Republican Elise Stefanik, Democrat Aaron Woolf and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello is expected to be one of the most competitive, hard-fought House contests in the country.

Big campaigns can be punishing affairs, with huge ad blitzes, vast amounts of anonymous campaign cash, and a lot of mudslinging. But there are also days when elections actually allow voters to talk about their concerns and their problems with politicians.  Go to full article
Aaron Woolf is seeking the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party
Aaron Woolf is seeking the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party

Woolf addresses health dept. violations; campaign airs first TV ad

For the first time, Democratic congressional candidate Aaron Woolf is personally addressing a report that a grocery and deli he owns in Brooklyn were hit with dozens of health violations.

And Woolf is on the air in the first TV ad of the campaign.  Go to full article
Zephyr Teachout. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/125232993@N03/14420482378/">zephyrforgov</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Zephyr Teachout. Photo: zephyrforgov, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Teachout a hit among fracking opponents

Law professor Zephyr Teachout's campaign for governor survived a court challenge yesterday. That clears the way for Teachout's own challenge: to Gov. Andrew Cuomo in next month's Democratic primary.

A New York judge dismissed a suit brought by Cuomo supporters who argued that Teachout didn't meet the state's 5-year residency requirement to run.

The Fordham University professor spent last weekend rallying liberal voters against the governor. At a rally in Cooperstown where she said, if elected, she'd ban hydrofracking her first day in office.  Go to full article
Zephyr Teachout is challenging Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary race for governor. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelgarethjohnson/14643558018/">Michael Johnson</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Zephyr Teachout is challenging Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary race for governor. Photo: Michael Johnson, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY judge to rule on challenge to Teachout campaign

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A judge in New York state will soon rule on whether a liberal law professor's campaign to oust Gov. Andrew Cuomo can continue.

Fordham University professor Zephyr Teachout's candidacy has been challenged by Cuomo supporters who say she doesn't meet the five-year residency requirement to run in next month's Democratic Primary for governor.

The judge in the case plans to announce his ruling Monday.  Go to full article
Bob Antonacci, Republican candidate for state Comptroller. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO
Bob Antonacci, Republican candidate for state Comptroller. Photo: Ryan Delaney, WRVO

What's a publicly financed campaign like? Slow.

There is only one statewide candidate in New York who is participating in a pilot public campaign finance program. Republican candidate for Comptroller Bob Antonacci says it's been slow going, but he expects to collect enough individual donors to qualify for the state matching funds.  Go to full article

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