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Top court nixes state senate recount

The state Court of Appeals has rejected a Democratic state senator's request for a full manual recount in his narrow loss to a Republican newcomer on Long Island. The ruling will return control of the Senate to Republicans with a 32-30 majority next month after two years of Democratic rule. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Democrat Rudy Johnson from Malone (Photo:  Johnson campaign)
Democrat Rudy Johnson from Malone (Photo: Johnson campaign)

Upset brewing in Assembly race?

This is expected to be a big year for Republicans. But Democrats appear to have a very real shot at capturing the 114th Assembly seat that represents Clinton and Franklin counties.

The district has been a GOP stronghold for generations. But this year, Assemblywoman Janet Duprey, a Republican, is locked in a bitter contest with Conservative candidate David Kimmel.

Their divisive battle could leave an opening for Democrat Rudy Johnston.

All three candidates held a debate last night in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann was there and has our story.  Go to full article
Saints defenseman Kerri Wallace (PHOTO:  Nancie Battaglia, courtesy SLU)
Saints defenseman Kerri Wallace (PHOTO: Nancie Battaglia, courtesy SLU)

Plattsburgh women cap champ season, St. Lawrence Saints fall short

This weekend was the best of times and the worst of times for North Country hockey fans. The Plattsburgh State women's Cardinals won the Division 3 NCAA tournament on their home ice at Stafford Arena. They beat Middlebury two goals to one to cap an undefeated season. The story wasn't so bright for St. Lawrence University. On Friday afternoon, the men's and the women's teams were playing at the exact same time with the exact same results. The men's Saint's lost four goals to zero in an upset loss to Quinnippiac at the ECAC tournament in Albany. They went on to beat Darmouth for third place. The women's Saints also lost four goals to zero, facing the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals at the Frozen Four tournament in Lake Placid. That defeat that eliminated them from the tournament. As Brian Mann reports, the powerhouse Wisconsin team went on to claim the national championship for a second year in a row.  Go to full article
Dr. Bob Johnson
Dr. Bob Johnson

Johnson unlikely to challenge McHugh in 2008

The Democrat who twice failed to defeat Republican Congressman John McHugh says it's "highly unlikely" he's run again. Dr. Bob Johnson says a successful candidate would have to win organized labor's support and raise more money. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

McHugh wins 8th term in Congress

Republican John McHugh won an eighth term representing much of the North Country in the House. He defeated Democrat Dr. Bob Johnson 63-to-37 percent yesterday. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Johnson, McHugh debate in 23rd district race

At noon today, Mountain Lake PBS will broadcast a series of pre-recorded campaign debates. One of those debates features Congressman John McHugh, the Republican incumbent in the 23rd district, and Democratic challenger Dr. Bob Johnson. Brian Mann was part of the panel of journalists interviewing the two politicians. Mountain Lake PBS has generously agreed to allow North Country Public Radio to broadcast a portion of the debate. The moderator is Plattsburgh attorney Bill Owens.  Go to full article
Congressman John McHugh (R-Pierrepont Manor)
Congressman John McHugh (R-Pierrepont Manor)

McHugh, Johnson spar on foreign policy

Congressman John McHugh and Democratic challenger Robert Johnson sparred often in a debate at Massena town hall last night. The candidates for the 23rd district disagreed on health care funding, stem cell research, and the Bush Administration tax cuts. But as David Sommerstein reports, the biggest differences were over the war in Iraq and other foreign policy.  Go to full article
Dr. Bob Johnson
Dr. Bob Johnson

Johnson takes on McHugh, Iraq war

Democrat Bob Johnson is visiting all 11 counties of the 23rd Congressional District this week. In Canton yesterday, he said people's disapproval of the war in Iraq gives him a shot to upset Republican John McHugh. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson

Dr. Bob Johnson takes on McHugh, political system

Dr. Bob Johnson is a Watertown-area doctor who's taken on a tremendous challenge. For the second straight time, he's the Democrat trying to unseat well-entrenched Republican Congressman John McHugh in the 23rd District. The advantages of incumbency are many - name recognition, pork barrel spending, and lots of endorsements are just a few. Johnson is painting McHugh as a rubber stamp for the Bush Administration who's out of touch with his district. As David Sommerstein reports, Johnson's also taking on the political system as a whole.  Go to full article
Johnson and Mortensen work the crowd in Plattsburgh.
Johnson and Mortensen work the crowd in Plattsburgh.

Viggo stumps for Dr. Bob

Hollywood star power is trying to help a Democratic candidate oust Republican Congressman John McHugh. Actor and Watertown high school graduate Viggo Mortensen attended the first of three fundraisers for Dr. Robert Johnson last night in Plattsburgh. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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