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Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik (at right) tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. NCPR file photo: David Sommerstein.
Congressional hopeful Elise Stefanik (at right) tours the Urban Mission in Watertown. NCPR file photo: David Sommerstein.

With GOP primary near, Stefanik cries foul

The race for the North Country's congressional seat has simplified a bit in recent weeks. Democrat Aaron Woolf, a seasonal resident of Elizabethtown, and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello, from Glens Falls, will both run unopposed after their primary opponents failed to qualify for the ballot.

But on the Republican side, the primary battle is more complicated and more bitter than ever. Elise Stefanik, a long-time seasonal resident of Willsboro who moved to the North Country last year. and Watertown businessman Matt Doheny, have been trading barbs and accusations.  Go to full article

Why suburban support is important in the NYS governor's race

The state's Republican and Democratic Party conventions will be held over the next couple of weeks. Both major parties have chosen locations in the New York City suburbs.

The Republicans go first. They are meeting in Rye Brook in Westchester County on May 14. It makes sense for the GOP to hold their convention in a New York City suburb: There is still a small bastion of registered Republicans, and the Republican nominee for governor will be Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

The Democrats are also meeting in suburban Long Island, in Melville, Nassau County, on May 21. The choice may be in part to counteract the number of votes that the Westchester County executive is likely to get in his home county in November. But Larry Levy, Dean of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, in Hempstead, Long Island, says the suburbs are also important because they contain a number of independent voters, not affiliated with either major party: "Suburban voters provide the swing vote in anything from President down to village trustee."  Go to full article
Inside the Capitol. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/54021469@N00/394233312/">Holley St. Germain</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Inside the Capitol. Photo: Holley St. Germain, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NYS Public campaign finance showing signs of life

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing pressure to revive an issue that failed in state budget negotiations: enacting a public campaign financing system for statewide elections. In the final budget deal, Cuomo agreed with legislative leaders to a pared-down public campaign finance system that would apply only to the State Comptroller's race, and sunset after this year.

The governor was immediately condemned by government reform groups who said the pilot program was cynically designed to fail. But Cuomo defended the deal, saying advocates were looking at the glass half empty.  Go to full article
John P. Cahill (right) has entered the  NY Attorney General race for 2014. Photo: John Cahill campaign on Facebook
John P. Cahill (right) has entered the NY Attorney General race for 2014. Photo: John Cahill campaign on Facebook

Ex-Pataki aide announces run for attorney general

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The former chief adviser to Republican Gov. George Pataki is running for New York attorney general against Democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman.

John Cahill, also former state conservation commissioner, tells a gathering in Yonkers, his hometown, that he intends to be an advocate for all New Yorkers as both the public's prosecutor and defender.  Go to full article
Lt. Governor Robert Duffy speaking at the graduation ceremony for 180 new State Troopers in Albany last December. Photo: <a href=" https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/11310977993">Office of the NY Governor</a>
Lt. Governor Robert Duffy speaking at the graduation ceremony for 180 new State Troopers in Albany last December. Photo: Office of the NY Governor

Lt. Gov. Duffy will not run for re-election

New York's lieutenant governor, Robert Duffy, has informed Governor Andrew Cuomo in a letter that he is not running again for a second term. Cuomo has accepted the resignation from the ticket. Duffy will serve out the rest of his term, which ends in December.

In the letter, Duffy says it's a "life decision" he's made to not seek re-election as Lieutenant Governor. He says the main reason he's quitting is that the frequent travel that Governor Cuomo has required him to do has left him in "constant pain" from a back disorder.  Go to full article
Andrew Cuomo (D) and Rob Astorino (R) are taking the gloves off in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
Andrew Cuomo (D) and Rob Astorino (R) are taking the gloves off in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign.

NYS governor's race heats up with attack ads

The campaign for governor in New York is heating up. The state Democratic Party is running attack ads against the Republican candidate for governor, while the GOP candidate is fighting back in a web video.

Just two weeks before the party conventions, Democrats are airing negative attack ads targeting incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo's Republican opponent, Rob Astorino. "Rob Astorino, so far right he's wrong for New York," a narrator intones, over a background of ominous music. The ads capitalize on a dispute that Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, is having with the federal government over a plan to build fair housing in the county.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo introducing the Women's Equality Act in June 2013. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/8951341394/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Governor Cuomo introducing the Women's Equality Act in June 2013. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

Cuomo defends progressive record

Governor Cuomo is responding to a new poll that finds support for a third party candidate from the left running against him for governor. Cuomo says he has a progressive track record, and blames Republicans in the state senate for stalling his agenda.

The Siena poll found that dissatisfaction among left-leaning Democrats in New York could cost Governor Cuomo 15 points on election day, if the progressive Working Families Party put up its own candidate in the governor's race.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the left

A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a double-digit lead against his Republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes if a progressive third party candidate emerges.

The Siena poll finds Cuomo leads GOP candidate Rob Astorino by 30 points. But fewer than half think the governor is doing a good job in office, and, if the state's Working Families Party follows through on threats to run a progressive leaning candidate on a third party line, Siena's Steve Greenberg says the race becomes much closer, to just a 15-point lead for Cuomo.  Go to full article
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

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