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Poll: leading Dems riding high

A new poll conducted since Election Day finds Democrats Elito Spitzer, the new governor-elect, and Hillary Clinton, the newly re-elected Senator, are riding high. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer preps his team

Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer named the people who will make up his transition team Thursday. After a short vacation in Puerto Rico, he governor-elect will be busy figuring out how to solve the state's many problems. As Karen DeWitt reports, Spitzer is already getting advice from a number of groups.  Go to full article

Pataki and Spitzer begin transition

The outgoing Governor George Pataki and incoming governor Eliot Spitzer, held a cordial news conference to discuss how to smoothly transition state government from the Republicans to the Democrats. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

It's Spitzer in a landslide

Eliot Spitzer easily won election as New York's next governor, as expected. Spitzer's unofficial 69 point win beats all previous records in New York gubernatorial voting. He promised to follow through on pledges to fundamentally change New York's government. Karen DeWitt was at Democratic headquarters in New York City.  Go to full article
Eliot Spitzer, who leads the governor's race
Eliot Spitzer, who leads the governor's race

Spitzer offers glimpse of Adirondack plan

An environmental group's questionnaire has prompted the first real insight into Eliot Spitzer's plans for the Adirondack Park. Spitzer is the breakaway frontrunner in the governor's race. He responded this week to questions submitted by the Residents Committee to Protect the Adirondacks. In his answers, Spitzer rejects the idea of privatizing state-run ski centers in North Creek and Wilmington. Spitzer calls for tighter controls on water quality in the park, writing, "I support restricting development along shorelines to ensure that leaking septic systems do not contaminate surface water." Spitzer also says he'll explore the idea of creating a single Empire State Development Zone for the Park and says he'll organize an advisory group to shape state transportation projects inside the blue line. Peter Bauer heads the Residents Committee, which gathered the list of questions from locals living across the park. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Spitzer maintains commanding lead

Democratic Candidate for Governor Eliot Spitzer continues to cruise towards victory in his bid to replace the outgoing George Pataki. Spitzer is popular, 50 points ahead in the polls, and benefiting from the disorganization in the state's Republican Party that has led to a low-key campaign by GOP opponent John Faso. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spitzer pulls support from embattled comptroller

The Democratic candidate for Governor, Eliot Spitzer, says he is withdrawing his support of the party's candidate for Comptroller, incumbent Alan Hevesi. Meanwhile, Governor George Pataki will decide today whether to call the State Senate into session to begin removal proceedings against Hevesi, who is embroiled in a scandal over using an employee as a chauffer for his wife. Karen DeWitt report.  Go to full article

Faso, Spitzer face off in final debate

Democrat Eliot Spitzer and Republican John Faso met last night in snowy Buffalo for the second and final televised debate of their campaigns for governor. Karen DeWitt was there and has this report.  Go to full article

Checking in on mid-term elections

The 2006 mid-term elections are full of exciting and meaningful races, both in New York and nationwide. Martha Foley and Brian Mann chat about the campaigns so far.  Go to full article

Spitzer vows to legalize same-sex marriage

Democratic candidate for Governor Eliot Spitzer addressed over 1000 members of the gay rights group Empire State Pride Agenda at the group's annual dinner. Spitzer told the group he'll work to make same sex marriage legal in New York if he's elected in November. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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