A lot of North Country In Box readers won’t have had the opportunity to get to know Chris Gibson, the Republican former Army officer from the Hudson Valley who defeated Glens Falls Democrat Scott Murphy in 2010.
Gibson represented the old...
New York, NY, Sep 01, 2010 — 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.
Glens Falls, NY, Aug 27, 2010 — 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
Aug 29, 2008 — 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