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News stories tagged with "independence-party"

Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.
Jeff Graham at his bar, the Speakeasy.

A North Country Assessment of Golisano

David Sommerstein talks with Independence Party executive committee member and former Watertown mayor Jeff Graham about Independence gubernatorial candidate Thomas Golisano's lighter than expected showing. Golisano spent more than $60 million on the campaign.  Go to full article

Golisano Wins Independence Party Primary

Although the primaries were over two weeks ago, the results of the Independence party primary are still being tallied. According to the final, but unofficial, vote count from the State Board of Elections, Rochester businessman Tom Golisano beat Governor George Pataki by less than 500 votes. Golisano received 9,572 votes to Pataki's 9,076 votes. Over the weekend, Golisano tried to mend fences with the fractured party that he founded in 1994. Karen Dewitt was at the Independence Party meeting Albany.  Go to full article

Golisano Makes It a 3-Person Gubernatorial Race

When businessman Tom Golisano won the Independence Party primary Tuesday, he changed the dynamics of the governor's race from a two-person race to a three-person race. As Karen Dewitt reports, the new balance may be the most challenging for incumbent governor George Pataki. Karen Dewitt reports.  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

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