Saranac Lake, NY, Sep 23, 2009 — John McHugh has been confirmed as Army Secretary. That means the battle for his North Country House seat is shifting into overdrive. One of the most contentious issues in this special election is the financial background of the three candidates. Republican Dede Scozzafava has faced intense scrutiny for her investments in Wisebuys and Hacketts. But Conservative Doug Hoffman and Democrat Bill Owens are drawing fire for failing to file financial disclosure forms required by Federal ethics laws. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
North Country Dems -- including Scott Murphy (middle) and June O'Neill -- could find themselves in the middle of a political feud between a President and a Governor.
Troy, NY, Sep 22, 2009 — June O'Neill from St. Lawrence county is chair of the New York state Democratic Party. She was at yesterday's speech and spoke with Brian Mann about the dust-up between the President and Governor Paterson. Go to full article
Lake Placid, NY, Aug 10, 2009 — On Friday, Conservative Party officials named Doug Hoffman as their candidate in the 23rd congressional district race. Hoffman is an accountant from Lake Placid with offices across the North Country. He won the Conservative Party nomination after failing to win support from Republican leaders last month. Hoffman spoke last night with Brian Mann about his background and his reasons for running. Go to full article