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Murphy was sworn in last year by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Murphy was sworn in last year by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

In tough political climate, Rep. Scott Murphy argues for a second term

Representative Scott Murphy toured the North Country yesterday, visiting Lake Placid, Keene and North Hudson.

Murphy is a Democrat from Glens Falls who represents the 20th district. He's running hard to win a first full term in congress.

He faces Republican challenger Chris Gibson, a former Army colonel from Columbia County.

As Brian Mann reports, Murphy faces a very different political climate from last year, when he squeaked by in a special election.  Go to full article
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)

Web extra: Brian Mann talks in-depth with Rep. Scott Murphy

In a sit-down interview this week with North Country Public Radio, Rep. Scott Murphy said that his political identity is distinct from that of his national party going into this fall's midterm election.

Will voters buy that argument, despite Murphy's support for key elements of the Democratic agenda?

In a district where registered Republicans outnumber registered Democrats, that question may define whether or not Murphy wins a full first term in his race with Republican challenger Chris Gibson.

Here is Rep. Murphy's unedited conversation with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Chris Gibson
Chris Gibson

NY-20: Murphy, Gibson spar over healthcare, stimulus

This November, Glens Falls Democrat Scott Murphy will defend his seat against Republican challenger Chris Gibson. Gibson is a former Army colonel from Columbia county. The two men met last night at the Hyde Collection museum in Glens Falls for their first debate.

As Brian Mann reports, they agreed on a wide range of issues, but sparred over the impact of the Federal stimulus and healthcare reform.  Go to full article

Republican Treadwell wants 10 debates with Dem Gillibrand

The candidates in the 20th congressional district say they'll hold at least one debate this fall. But Republican Sandy Treadwell says he hopes to face Democratic congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand at least 10 times before the November election. Treadwell says a debate should be held in each of district's 10 counties, which stretch from the Hudson River valley north to the outskirts of Saranac Lake. He issued his challenge on the day Gillibrand was speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Brian Mann has more.  Go to full article

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