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Spitzer takes oath of office

Governor Eliot Spitzer took his oath of office outdoors at the State Capitol before dozens of dignitaries and hundreds of ordinary people who had braved heavy rain to hear his speech. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer makes North Country connections

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer spent the day campaigning in the North Country yesterday. The frontrunner in the Governor's race met with law enforcement officials, toured economic development projects, and rallied local Democrats. Spitzer and running mate David Patterson are both from New York City. But as Brian Mann reports, Spitzer offered assurances that the North Country won't be forgotten if he's elected.  Go to full article

Polls continue to favor Spitzer

Analysts say Democratic gubernatorial challenger Tom Suozzi did not score as many points during a debate as he may have needed to turn his long shot race against Eliot Spitzer around. Meanwhile, a new poll out brings more good news for frontrunner Spitzer, and more bad news for another one of his opponents. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer and Suozzi clash in debate

Democrats Eliot Spitzer and Tom Suozzi clashed in last night's first gubernatorial campaign debate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Spitzer, Clinton maintain leads

One day before the only scheduled debate between Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Eliot Spitzer and his challenger Tom Suozzi, a new poll shows Spitzer leads the race by nearly 70 points. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Candidates Trade Tax Cut Pledges

The leading Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor Monday offered their plans to cut property taxes at a gathering of the state's mayors. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Democratic Leaders May Ask Suozzi to Quit Race

Two days after the head of the State's Republican Party asked gubernatorial challenger Bill Weld to quit the race, the head of the State's Democratic Party says he personally believes Tom Suozzi should drop his challenge against Eliot Spitzer. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Weld Drops Out of Gubernatorial Race

Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld has dropped out of the Republican race for Governor of New York and has endorsed his former rival, John Faso. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Weld Drops Out of Governor's Race

Bill Weld is dropping out of the race for governor of New York. That's according to two sources informed of the Republican's decision to bow out of the race. The former Massachusetts governor was trying to become the first man since Sam Houston to be the governor of two states. Sources tell The Associated Press in Albany that Weld decided this morning to drop out of the race after some of the state's top Republicans urged him to do so for the sake of party unity. Weld was expected to make the announcement at a news conference this morning.

The head of the state's Republican Party called on Weld to quit the race, after Weld lost to John Faso in last week's GOP convention vote. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Republicans Send Faso, Weld to Governor Primary

Former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso won an upset victory over former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, winning more of the delegate's votes at the republicans State convention, and setting up the first GOP primary for governor in over a decade. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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