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An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via Flickr

Cuomo calls Sandy damage "breathtaking" from above

Governor Cuomo took a helicopter tour Wednesday of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

He says the state faces "significant" challenges to rebuild, and will have to "fundamentally" rethink New York City's infrastructure going forward.  Go to full article
Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Mark Kurtz
Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Mark Kurtz

New poll predicts huge win for Gillibrand in U.S. Senate race

A new poll finds that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is poised for a record breaking win on Election Day, with a more than 40 point lead over Republican challenger Wendy Long.  Go to full article
File Photo: Karen DeWitt
File Photo: Karen DeWitt

Senate candidate opposes abortion, even in rape cases

Republican Wendy Long says she thinks abortion should be illegal in the US, even in cases when the pregnancy results from rape.

Long is running for the US Senate against Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand, who is pro-choice.

Abortion and rape have become major issues on the campaign trail, as more Republican Senate candidates have embraced the idea that women who are victims of sexual violence should be denied access to abortions.

The latest Siena Research Institute poll, released Friday morning, shows Long winning support from just 24 percent of voters in New York. Gillibrand is winning 67 percent of the vote.  Go to full article
Photo: Karen DeWitt
Photo: Karen DeWitt

GOP senate candidate urges action on hydrofracking

Wendy Long, the Republican Senate candidate challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, is urging swift action on hydraulic fracturing in New York state.  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

In Potsdam, Sen. Gillibrand announces "Innovation Bank"

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new federal legislation meant to spur science and technology job growth, while visiting Clarkson University in Potsdam on Friday as part of her campaign swing around the North Country.

The Senator started her day touring a biotech company, called Myraid RBM, in Saranac Lake. Then she headed to Plattsburgh, for a discussion about cross-border commerce, and made her last stop in Potsdam.  Go to full article

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is flanked by MetalCraft Marine officials Thursday in Cape Vincent.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is flanked by MetalCraft Marine officials Thursday in Cape Vincent.

Gillibrand says economy requires investment to stimulate growth

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is traveling around New York making her case for Democratic economic policies. As Joanna Richards reports, her tour brought her to a growing boat manufacturer in Cape Vincent.  Go to full article
As a mother, as a lawmaker, watching a child go hungry is something I will not stand for.

Gillibrand fights for food stamps in Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is fighting to stop cuts to the food stamp program. The Senate is currently debating a version of the 2012 Farm Bill that would cut food stamps by $4.5 billion over 10 years. Julie Grant reports.  Go to full article
The GOP's elephant mascot at Friday's convention
The GOP's elephant mascot at Friday's convention

GOP Senate candidate Turner will go at Gillibrand "full blast"

Three candidates will be on the ballot in the Republican primary race for the US Senate seat now held by Kirsten Gillibrand.

New York City Attorney Wendy Long received the most votes in Friday's Republican convention in Rochester, with around 47%. Long, a New York City attorney, says she has many similarities with Gillibrand, both are working mothers who graduated from Dartmouth College. But Long says her political philosophy is "1980s Ronald Reagan conservative." She calls Gillibrand the "number one most-liberal" Senator in the US Senate.

Long was followed by Congressman Bob Turner and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, they both received just over the 25% required to avoid seeking petitions. Of the three, Turner is the most recent entry into the race.  Go to full article
George Maragos campaigning at an NYC street fair. Photo: Maragos campaign
George Maragos campaigning at an NYC street fair. Photo: Maragos campaign

Gillibrand foe George Maragos says he'll spend own money to gain senate seat

The front-running Republican challenging US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand admits he faces an "uphill battle" against the Democratic incumbent.

George Maragos - a former banker and now Nassau County Comptroller -- says he'll spend his own money to try to level the field. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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