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Poll shows Scozzafava lead in tight House special election

A poll released yesterday by Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman is offering a first snapshot of the congressional race to replace John McHugh. The survey, paid for by Hoffman's campaign, shows Republican Dede Scozzafava with 30% of the vote. That compares with 20% for Democrat Bill Owens and 19% for Hoffman. Brian Mann has our report.  Go to full article
Conservative Doug Hoffman greets voters during a stop in Canton (Photo:  M. Foley)
Conservative Doug Hoffman greets voters during a stop in Canton (Photo: M. Foley)

With anti-tax message, Hoffman courts Republican voters

Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman from Lake Placid was out on the campaign trail yesterday, stumping for the seat that will soon be vacated by Congressman John McHugh. He'll face Republican Dede Scozzafava and Democrat Bill Owens when the election is scheduled in the fall. Hoffman's message was all about cutting taxes and shrinking Federal spending. As Brian Mann reports, the Conservative hopes his "anti-pork" crusade will appeal to rank-and-file Republicans.  Go to full article
Bill Owens (Source:  SUNY Plattsburgh)
Bill Owens (Source: SUNY Plattsburgh)

Owens takes up Democratic banner, opposes same-sex marriage

Plattsburgh attorney and former Air Force captain Bill Owens has won the Democratic Party nod in the race to fill John McHugh's House seat. Owens was a law partner to former Republican state Senator Ron Stafford and has described himself as a lifelong independent. He told Brian Mann that he is comfortable taking up the Democratic banner, though he differs with state Democratic officials on some issues, including same-sex marriage.  Go to full article
Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco
Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco

Tedisco camp wants to use tax info to question ballots

Republican Jim Tedisco was back in court yesterday. He's hoping to prove that hundreds of ballots cast during last month's special House election should be disqualified. Tedisco's legal team says public documents show that hundreds of people who voter live primarily outside the 20th congressional district. Brian Mann has this update.  Go to full article
NY Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco.
NY Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco.

Little out of House race as GOP backs Tedisco

State Senator Betty Little has dropped her bid to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in the House of Representatives. The decision came yesterday afternoon, shortly after Republican leaders in the 20th Congressional District backed Assembly minority leader James Tedisco. As Brian Mann reports, Republican scrambled to move ahead of the Democrats in what will likely be a short, fierce campaign. NOTE: Albany correspondent Karen DeWitt contributed to this report.  Go to full article
Sandy Treadwell (Source:  Treadwell campaign)
Sandy Treadwell (Source: Treadwell campaign)

GOP?s Treadwell says he?s more in tune with 20th District conservatism

It's been a tough year for Republicans in New York state and around the country. The GOP could lose two more House seats in November, in western New York and on Long Island. The best chance for Republicans to win back a seat may be in the 20th district, which stretches from the Hudson Valley through the North Country to Lake Placid. The race between Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Sandy Treadwell is expected to be intense and expensive, with a price tag of at least six million dollars. Today and tomorrow we'll talk in-depth with the two candidates. We start with Sandy Treadwell, who lives in Essex County. Treadwell is a former Secretary of State and a former chairman of New York's Republican Party. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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