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Spitzer speaks to gay rights group

Eliot Spitzer says gay marriage is part of the "core values" in a civil rights campaign he said should draw people together, rather than divide them. Spitzer addressed the annual meeting of the Empire State Pride Agenda last night in New York. The gay rights group has endorsed Spitzer's Democratic campaign for governor against Republican-Conservative John Faso. Faso says he's open to the idea of civil unions but not gay marriage. Last night, Spitzer made his position clear.  Go to full article

Faso talks tax cuts

Republican candidate for Governor John Faso held the first of a series of town meetings to talk about his plan to cut taxes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Faso campaigns against expanding bottle deposits

Republican candidate John Faso has made taxes a major focus of his campaign, and he's tried to portray himself as the real tax cutter in the race, although his opponent Eliot Spitzer has also said he won't raise taxes. One particular charge about raising taxes has more than just Spitzer upset. Environmental groups say Faso is mischaracterizing Spitzer's backing of a bill to expand the state's bottle deposit law. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer differ on tax cuts

New York's taxes are among the highest in the nation, and both of the major party candidates for Governor say they want to cut them. Eliot Spitzer and John Faso have different views on which taxes, though, need to be reduced. Karen DeWitt looks at the differences in the proposals of the two men.  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer debate in Ithaca

Both candidates got their shots in during last night's gubernatorial debate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer agree on term limits

Both of the major party candidates for governor say they believe in term limits for the office they are seeking, and for state legislators. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Faso and Spitzer talk taxes

When the leading candidates for Governor addressed the state's largest business group on Lake George Thursday morning a main topic of concern was taxes. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Poll shows Spitzer and Cuomo with huge leads

A poll one day before the New York primary shows Eliot Spitzer well ahead of his challengers, and Andrew Cuomo leading in the Attorney General's race. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Fall campaign season begins

It's back-to-school week in the North Country, but the day after Labor Day also marks the official start of the political season. Two months remain before the November election and candidates in this region will flood the airwaves with more than $3 million worth of campaign ads, yard-signs, and junk mail. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about all the excitement.  Go to full article
Eliot Spitzer meets and greets in Massena.
Eliot Spitzer meets and greets in Massena.

Spitzer rallies labor in Massena

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer revved up organized labor in Massena Friday morning as a part of a 3-day Upstate campaign swing with his running-mate David Patterson. The frontrunner in the Governor's race vowed to do what it takes to keep aluminum maker Alcoa in the North Country. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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