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Incumbent Aubertine (right) takes center stage in public...
Incumbent Aubertine (right) takes center stage in public...

A Test of Incumbency in the "River District"

While the presidential campaign is capturing all the pre-election hype and headlines, a North Country race for state Assembly is heating up. In the 118th district, first term Assemblyman and farmer Darrel Aubertine, a Democrat, is defending his seat. He faces a challenge from Republican Scott Gray, a Jefferson County legislator and Watertown businessman. Incumbents in New York enjoy almost perfect job security. Only a couple dozen incumbents have lost races since 1982. But as David Sommerstein reports, this year's legislative meltdown in the state capital makes incumbency a mixed blessing.  Go to full article

Pataki Unveils 2002 Campaign

Governor George Pataki is beginning his first full week as a candidate for re-election. To no one's surprise, Pataki made his candidacy official over the weekend. As Karen Dewitt reports, the Governor's message in his 2002 speech was different from the themes of his first campaign for governor eight years ago.  Go to full article

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