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GOP to Choose 2006 Candidates December 12th

The head of the State's GOP promises his party will decide on a candidate for Governor and U.S. Senate before mid December. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Republicans Hold Election Strategy Meeting

The Republican leader of the New York State Senate is urging the head of the state's Republican party to keep an open mind until January, about which candidate to back for Governor next year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Republicans Plan Election Strategy

State Republican Party Chair Steven Minarik will be holding a special strategy meeting with his top aides Monday, to address growing disarray in the party over who to run for Governor next year to replace George Pataki. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Golisano Joins Republican Party

Now that Rochester billionaire Tom Golisano has decided to switch allegiance from the Independence Party he formed to the Republican Party, speculation is growing about what he'll do next. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

GOP Candidates Woo North Country Republicans

Republican leaders from across the North Country met behind closed doors Wednesday in Malone with the party's potential candidates for US Senate and NY Governor in 2006. The meeting was one of seven being held across the state to help the GOP winnow its field of candidates and build support for the party. As Chris Knight reports, the event was notable not just for those who showed up, but also for one potential candidate who wasn't there.  Go to full article

Poll: Clinton, Spitzer Hold Commanding Leads

A new poll out shows that, so far, Democrats are dominating the 2006 statewide races in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Meier Considers Run for Governor

Since Governor Pataki announced two weeks ago that he won't seek a forth term next year, several names have emerged as possible Republican candidates. Yesterday, Senator Raymond Meier of the 47th district announced he was considering a run. Senator Meier has been in the Senate for 9 years.  Go to full article

Governor Pataki Won't Run for a Fourth Term

Governor Pataki, ending months of speculation, announced that he will not run for a fourth term in office. The governor did not say whether he expects to seek the Presidency instead. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Officials Praise Pataki as Friend of the North Country

Reaction to Governor Pataki's decision not to seek a fourth term continues to come in from across the North Country. As Chris Knight reports, leaders of the region's Republican Party and some local officials say they'll be hard pressed to find a governor who is as strong a supporter of the North Country.  Go to full article
State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury)
State Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury)

Sen. Little: Pataki Bowout Another Political Blow to North Country

Many local leaders in the north country describe the loss of Governor Pataki as part of a one-two-three punch. Three years ago, the region lost Plattsburgh state Sen. Ron Stafford, one of the most powerful Republicans in New York state and chair of the Senate finance committee. Last year, Essex county native Sandy Treadwell was forced out as chairman of the state GOP. State Senator Betty Little, who was a close ally of Governor Pataki, says the Governor's decision not to seek re-election is another blow. Senator Little spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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