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Gillibrand seeks funds for Lake Placid

Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking $6.8 million in federal monies for improvements to Olympic Regional Development venues in the Lake Placid area. Its one of several dozen funding requests Gillibrand has recommended including in federal budget bills. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Gillibrand faces early GOP opposition

North Country Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference Wednesday in Albany to raise support for a pro-union bill now in Congress. Union Leaders say the "Free Choice Act" would make it easier for workers to unionize. Just three months after her upset victory, Gillibrand is already facing opposition from Republicans. A GOP official says Republican leaders will target the 20th Congressional district seat in 2008. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (File photo)
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (File photo)

Gillibrand supports Iraq war resolution

Debate continues in the House over a non-binding resolution that supports American troops in Iraq but condemns President Bush's plan to add 20,000 additional combat soldiers. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand joined the debate. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Rep. Gillibrand's floor speech in Iraq resolution debate

Complete audio of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's floor speech (2/14/07) in the debate of a nonbinding resolution opposing the administration plan for a 21,500 troop increase in US forces in Iraq. Speech from Rep. Arcuri will follow.  Go to full article
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY-20 (File photo)
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY-20 (File photo)

Rep. Gillibrand goes to Washington

Representative Kirsten Gillibrand is settling in for her first term in Washington. The Democrat, who represents parts of the Adrirondacks, as well as the Champlain Valley and Glens Falls, won an upset victory over Republican John Sweeney in November. Gillibrand spoke with Brian Mann about her first weeks on the job. She says she's comfortable with the direction taken by the Democratic leadership in the House, especially on the Iraq War. Gillibrand says President Bush's planned build-up of forces in Iraq is misguided.  Go to full article
Protest in Saranac Lake (Photo:  G. Brill)
Protest in Saranac Lake (Photo: G. Brill)

Peace protesters oppose Bush's "troop surge"

President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq sparked protests yesterday around the country. Hundreds of marchers crammed a traffic island in Times Square in New York City. Protesters also gathered in this region, with marches in Elizabethtown, Glens Falls, and in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann sent this audio postcard from a rally in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, from Hudson, heads to Washington
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, from Hudson, heads to Washington

Gillibrand stuns Sweeney, Republicans

It was a devastating night for New York's Republicans. Democrats unseated two incumbents and captured an open seat vacated by Republican Sherwood Boehlert. Oneida County District Attorney Mike Arcuri, a Democrat, ran away with the 24rd congressional district race, beating state Senator Ray Meier by an astonishing 9 percentage points. One of the night's biggest upsets came in the 20th Congressional district, which stretches from Poughkeepsie to Lake Placid. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand ran a smart and sometimes nasty campaign to unseat 4-term incumbent John Sweeney. As Brian Mann reports, Sweeney's was seen as safe just a week ago.  Go to full article

Dem Gillibrand Leads 20th District Race

Wes Clark, the former NATO general and presidential candidate, campaigned for Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday in the town of Catskill. New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton will stump for Gillibrand at separate rallies today. Meanwhile, questions about Republican John Sweeney's involvement in a domestic dispute at his home last December continued to simmer through the weekend. In an editorial published Saturday, the Glens Falls Post-Star withdrew its endorsement of Sweeney. For the first time, an independent poll shows Gillibrand leading the race by 3 percentage points. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Poll: Discontent With Sweeney, GOP

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand's narrow 3-point advantage is within the poll's margin of error. According to Siena College, Gillibrand leads Republican John Sweeney by 9 points in southern counties of the 20th congressional district and is running dead even here in the North Country. The two candidates hold equal support among men and women. The poll was taken last week just as the first news of the Sweeneys' domestic incident was coming out. Brian asked Siena College spokesman Steven Greenberg whether the numbers could shift again before Tuesday.  Go to full article
Congressman John Sweeney
Congressman John Sweeney

Domestic violence charge rocks Sweeney race

The 20th congressional district race was rocked yesterday when two newspapers published reports of a domestic incident in December involving Republican incumbent John Sweeney and his wife Gaia, who goes by the name Gayle. The Albany Times-Union and the New York Daily News reported that Sweeney allegedly grabbed his wife by the neck. The development comes with just a week left in the campaign, as Sweeney faces the toughest re-election fight of his career against Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. Brian Mann has the story.  Go to full article

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