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Pataki to Announce Re-election Campaign Saturday

Governor Pataki will announce officially this he is running for a third term this Saturday in his home town of Peekskill. Pataki picked up another union endorsement, this time from the New York State Troopers. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Budget Deal Reached

The governor and leaders of the legislature finally worked out a budget deal last night. Details are scant. None of the leaders offered an estimate on the overall size of the spending plan — and how it compares to the $89 billion budget Pataki proposed in January. Karen Dewitt reports.
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Golisano Announces His Third Bid For Governor

Rochester billionaire Tom Golisano began his third try for governor yesterday, saying he will run a campaign that's independent from any political party, if necessary. He also said he plans to begin spending his own money on TV ads within a few days. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

"Democrats for Pataki" in North Country

Some North Country Democrats are following the lead of their colleagues in other parts of the state and are backing Republican Governor George Pataki for a third term. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo's Bus Tour Continues

The third day of gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo's campaign bus tour was dominated by the continued reaction to Cuomo's criticism of Governor Pataki's leadership after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Greens Tap Michael Moore as Gubernatorial Hopeful

New York's Green Party has begun a draft Michael-Moore-for-Governor campaign. Moore is the director of the film Roger and Me, and author of several books that skewer American politics. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo Wins Rural Democrats' Straw Poll

Democratic candidate for Governor, Andrew Cuomo, won a surprise upset victory over rival Carl McCall in a straw-poll conducted by the upstate Democratic Rural Conference meeting over the weekend. Karen Dewitt reports from Schenectady.  Go to full article

Independence Party Weighs In in Governor's Race

Governor Pataki is winning growing support among members of the state's largest minority party, the Independence Party, but the party's founder Tom Galisano is threatening to challenge Pataki in a primary. Galisano expressed his interest in a run after the Independence Party of Monroe County, in Galisano's hometown of Rochester, came out in favor of Pataki for Governor. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Plot Thickens in NY Governor's Race

Rochester billionaire Tom Galisano is threatening to challenge Governor Pataki for the Independence Party nomination for governor. The Independence Party of Monroe County says it's backing Pataki. Bud Lowell reports from Rochester.  Go to full article

Politics for the People?

Governor Pataki introduced a measure to allow initiative and referendum in New York. Though the measure may not actually become law, Pataki can still reap political benefits from the proposal. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

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