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Plattsburgh, NY, Sep 02, 2010 — This week's debate between Doug Hoffman and Matt Doheny in the NY-23 Republican Primary was fierce and raw at times, but the two men also laid out a staunchly conservative agenda, promising to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare plan, opposing same-sex marriage and embryonic stem cell research, arguing for an end to earmark projects in the North Country and a full stop to stimulus spending. The debate was organized by UNYTEA, one of the region's largest tea party groups. Go to full article
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Rensselaer, NY, Jan 13, 2010 — Women in the state Senate and Assembly gathered in Albany Tuesday to voice their support of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. She faces a possible primary challenge from Harold Ford, Jr. The Democrat who mounted an unsuccessful bid for the Senate in Tennessee in 2006, now lives in New York City. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Nov 13, 2009 — The North Country special election that captured national attention isn't over yet. Bill Owens has been sworn in as the first Democrat to represent the district since the 1850s. But his election night lead over Conservative Doug Hoffman has been trimmed to just over 3,000 votes of more than 140,000 cast. There are still absentee ballots to count. But as David Sommerstein reports, a Hoffman comeback appears unlikely. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Oct 22, 2009 — This week, North Country Public Radio is profiling the three candidates vying to replace Congressman John McHugh. The best known of the three is Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, a veteran Republican from Gouverneur. Scozzafava has been a fixture in the region's political life for a decade, and her family has deep ties in the North Country. When she won the GOP nomination this summer, Scozzafava was widely viewed as the front-runner. Her moderate views seemed like a perfect fit in a district that has been trending Democratic. But as Brian Mann reports, Scozzafava's campaign sparked a fierce conservative backlash. Go to full article
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Oct 09, 2009 — It's been a busy week in the special election to replace former Congressman John McHugh. Election day is just a little over three weeks away. This week, President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton have waded into the fray. We've also had more Republican-Conservative squabbles and some high-profile endorsements. Brian Mann joins Marth Foley on the line to sort it all out. Go to full article
Troy, NY, Sep 22, 2009 — June O'Neill from St. Lawrence county is chair of the New York state Democratic Party. She was at yesterday's speech and spoke with Brian Mann about the dust-up between the President and Governor Paterson. Go to full article
Apr 30, 2009 — Democrat Scott Murphy was sworn into office yesterday, by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Glens Falls businessman emerged into the political theater less than three months ago and toppled one of New York state's most powerful Republican leaders. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Apr 16, 2009 — Republican Jim Tedisco suffered two new setbacks yesterday in his bid to win the 20th district congressional seat. A tally of votes in Saratoga County failed to put him ahead of Democratic rival Scott Murphy. A judge also rejected the GOP?s effort to disqualify hundreds of ballots. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Apr 01, 2009 — The 20th district special election is too close to call this morning, with Democrat Scott Murphy from Glens Falls leading by more than sixty votes. More than 150 thousand votes were cast and election officials say there are at least six thousand absentee ballots still to be tallied. Todd Moe and Brian Mann have more. Go to full article
Mar 27, 2009 — The battle to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in New York's 20th Congressional district is entering its final weekend and it's neck-and-neck. Gillibrand was appointed this winter to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate Seat. Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy met last night for their final debate in Latham. Brian Mann was there and he talks with Martha Foley. Go to full article