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Sean Eldridge. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sean_Eldridge_close,_2012.jpeg">mzorick</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Sean Eldridge. Photo: mzorick, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Eldridge files 6,000 signatures for Congress run

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) Democratic congressional candidate Sean Eldridge says he has collected enough signatures to make it on the ballot in the Hudson Valley.

Eldridge is challenging two-term Republican Rep. Chris Gibson in New York's 19th District. Eldridge says Monday he filed nearly 6,000 signatures for the Democratic ballot line, far more than required.  Go to full article
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. Photo: David Sommerstein.
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. Photo: David Sommerstein.

NY-21: Stefanik tours Watertown businesses

Congressional candidate Elise Stefanik swung through Jefferson County yesterday.

The Republican toured the Knowlton Technologies plant in Watertown, then visited the Watertown Urban Mission next door. She also held a meet-and-greet last night at The Barley Pub in Belleville, between Watertown and Pulaski.  Go to full article

Rivers to return as mayor of Rouses Point

The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting this morning that George Rivers will once again serve as mayor of Rouses Point in Clinton County.

Rivers retired in 2012, but he jumped back into politics this year and won a close race against incumbent Francis Baker. According to the newspaper, Rivers won yesterday by just seven votes.  Go to full article
Challenger Dianna Trummer and Mayor Clyde Rabideau. Photo: Chris Knight, via <a href="http://adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/541985/Incumbents-sweep-Saranac-Lake-village-election--2nd-update-.html">Adirondack Daily Enterprise</a>
Challenger Dianna Trummer and Mayor Clyde Rabideau. Photo: Chris Knight, via Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saranac Lake voters return Rabideau to mayor's office

Clyde Rabideau has won another term as mayor of the village of Saranac Lake. Voter turnout was low, with only 19 percent of voters turning out. But the margin was healthy: Rabideau, a Democrat, defeated Republican challenger Dianna Trummer 391 to 141.  Go to full article
Saranac Lake mayoral candidates: incumbent Clyde Rabideau, left, and challenger Dianna Trummer. Photos courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Saranac Lake mayoral candidates: incumbent Clyde Rabideau, left, and challenger Dianna Trummer. Photos courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Saranac Lake village elections follow a quiet campaign

Today is Election Day in villages across the North Country. Among the races to watch is in Saranac Lake, where incumbent Mayor Clyde Rabideau is facing political newcomer Dianna Trummer. The campaign has been fairly quiet, but that's not because there isn't a lot happening in the village.  Go to full article
Aaron Woolf has been chosen by Democratic Party leaders in the North Country to seek the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party
Aaron Woolf has been chosen by Democratic Party leaders in the North Country to seek the NY-21 House seat. Photo provided by NYS Democratic Party

Where NY21 Dem Candidate Aaron Woolf stands on the issues

The endorsed Democratic candidate for Bill Owens' seat in Congress finally broke his media silence Wednesday, speaking with several North Country media outlets. Aaron Woolf spoke with David Sommerstein on a range of issues, from gun control and health care to why a political rookie wants to represent the region. Democratic county chairs chose Woolf to run a month ago, but he had declined interviews until now.

Woolf faces a primary challenge from St. Lawrence County political veteran Steve Burke.

Woolf was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from high school in Princeton, New Jersey, and has lived in many different places. Until last month, he was registered to vote in Brooklyn. But Woolf says he considers Elizabethtown in Essex County home. Woolf spoke by phone with David Sommerstein from the grocery store he owns in Brooklyn.  Go to full article

GOP will win NY21 seat, and others, party leaders say

Republican party leaders have high expectations when it comes to the November Congressional elections in New York State - and the North Country's 21st Congressional District is on the list of those they say they expect to win.  Go to full article

A new face in the NY-21 race: Stephen Burke

A new candidate has jumped into the race for the 21st Congressional District seat. Stephen Burke, a current member of the Macomb Town Council and former Democratic Chairman for St. Lawrence County, says he's running.

Burke has run unsuccessfully for office repeatedly in the past, including a bid for president, for Lieutenant governor of New York, and for US Congress.  Go to full article
Rob Astorino and family. Photo: <a href="http://www.robastorino.com/?mf_portfolio=35">RobAstorino.com</a>
Rob Astorino and family. Photo: RobAstorino.com

Astorino makes first campaign stop in western NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has introduced himself in Buffalo, a day after formally entering the race for governor.

The Republican from New York City's northern suburbs says he's not intimidated by his lack of name recognition elsewhere in the state, noting the election is still nine months off.  Go to full article
Democratic candidate for Congress Aaron Woolf. Photo: Martha Foley
Democratic candidate for Congress Aaron Woolf. Photo: Martha Foley

Democrat Aaron Woolf: media silence is not inaction

The elusive Democrat who's running for Bill Owens' seat is meeting privately with local leaders across the 21st Congressional District. Documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf met with Warren County Democrats in Lake George Wednesday night after visiting the St. Lawrence County chamber of commerce in Canton.

It's been more than three weeks since party leaders endorsed Woolf. Even though he's barely spoken with the media, Woolf says he's been busy.  Go to full article

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