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Republican With Adirondack Ties Runs For Governor

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld has been touring the North Country, meeting with local Republican leaders. Weld hopes to run for governor in New York State. Supporters say Weld's family ties to the region would make him a great replacement for outgoing Governor George Pataki. But as Brian Mann reports, Weld faces stiff opposition from the Conservative Party and from social conservatives within the GOP.  Go to full article

GOP Leaders Tap Weld, Ask Pirro to Drop Senate Bid

Republican Party leaders voted to recommend that former Massachusetts Governor William Weld be the party's candidate for governor in New York next year. The majority of the chairs also believe that U.S. Senate candidate Jeanine Pirro, who has run a troubled campaign, should quit her quest against Hillary Clinton, and run for Attorney General instead. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

GOP to Choose 2006 Candidates December 12th

The head of the State's GOP promises his party will decide on a candidate for Governor and U.S. Senate before mid December. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff (R-Plattsburgh)
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff (R-Plattsburgh)

GOP's North Country Stronghold Now In Play

The North Country has long been seen a stronghold for New York's Republican Party. Deep support in this region helped elect Governor George Pataki. In some towns, voter registration still runs 3-to-1 in favor of the GOP. But for the first time in decades, the North Country has a Democratic assemblyman, Darryl Aubertine, who won re-election in 2004 by a 2-to-1 margin. In last week's election, Democrat LeRoy Akins edged incumbent Republican Harold Taylor and will take over as mayor of Glens Falls. Plattsburgh assemblyman Chris Ortloff, a Republican, represents the 114th District. Ortloff says his party can't take this region's support for granted, especially in 2006.  Go to full article
Ed Cox Will Challenge Sen. Clinton
Ed Cox Will Challenge Sen. Clinton

Nixon Son-In-Law To Challenge Clinton

The son-in-law of former President Richard Nixon says he'll challenge Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in next year's election. Ed Cox, an attorney in New York City and a member of the SUNY board of trustees, spoke yesterday with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

After Losing GOP Endorsement, Essex County DA Considers Future

Essex County District attorney Ronald Briggs says he's still deciding whether to seek re-election. Briggs, a three-term incumbent, lost the endorsement of the county's Republican committee last week. GOP leaders shocked political observers by supporting Julie Garcia, an attorney from Schroon Lake. As Chris Knight reports, some critics say Briggs spends too much money.  Go to full article

Local Republicans Support Iraq War and Have Questions

In recent weeks, opinion polls have shown that public support for the war in Iraq is eroding. President Bush spoke in an hour-long press conference last night about the latest spiral of violence and his vision for waging the war on terror. Republicans in Franklin County agreed to watch the press conference with our reporter Brian Mann. He gathered their reactions and sent this report.  Go to full article
N. Elba supervisor Shirley Seney
N. Elba supervisor Shirley Seney

GOP Primary: Seney Holds On in N. Elba; Incumbents Lose in Moriah & Queensbury

Republicans went to the polls yesterday, for a party primary that offered some surprisingly tough races. In North Elba, where turnout was high, town supervisor Shirley Seney survived by a narrow 40-vote margin. As Brian Mann reports, a loss would have knocked Seney off the November ballot.  Go to full article

Warren County GOP Changes Rules, Draws Criticism

The 113th Assembly district - in the eastern Adirondacks - offered one of the few competitive races in this year's election. At one point, four strong Republicans were vying for the open seat. Now, the Warren County Republican Committee has moved to tighten rules that insure party loyalty. As Brian Mann reports, some critics say the new rules will reduce the number of candidates.  Go to full article
President Bush visits Adirondacks<br />Photo:  Michele Buck, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
President Bush visits Adirondacks
Photo: Michele Buck, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Bush?s Clean Air Plan Wins Cautious Optimism, Lawsuits & Distrust

Last week, the Bush Administration announced plans to relax key rules of the Clean Air Act, rules designed to clean up factories and power plants that contribute to acid rain. New York's attorney general immediately joined with other Northeastern states, filing a lawsuit to block the changes. Conservation groups support the lawsuit, but they disagree about President Bush's environmental agenda. Brian Mann has this report.  Go to full article

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