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Scozzafava, Griffo heading to Albany

Republican Dee Dee Scozzafava won her fifth term representing parts of St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Oswego counties in the state Assembly. She defeated Democrat Karl Williams 58 to 42%. And in the 47th State Senate district, Republican Joe Griffo defeated Democrat John Murad 51 to 37%. Working Families party candidate Leon Koziol took 6% of the vote, as did Independence party candidiate Tim Julian. Much of Griffo's support came from the Oneida County and Utica area. Griffo bested Murad in St. Lawrence County by just 6 votes.  Go to full article

Little, Duprey score GOP wins

Republican state Senator Betty Little claimed victory Tuesday night in her re-election bid against Democratic challenger Dr. Tim Merrick. Meanwhile, Republican Clinton County Treasurer Janet Duprey is headed to Albany after winning election to the state Assembly . As Chris Knight reports, the winning candidates relied on their records and experience to gain the support of voters.  Go to full article

47th Senate: The "forgotten race"

You could call the race in the 47th State Senate district the "forgotten" campaign, especially here in the North Country. It's played second fiddle to more high-profile races, including the one its current officeholder, Ray Meier, is running for Congress against Democrat Michael Arcuri. All three candidates live in Utica, almost four hours from the district's northern-most point in Massena. David Sommerstein profiles the race.  Go to full article

In 114th Assembly race, experience versus youth

It's been a noisy and nasty political season in New York, with allegations of scandal, vicious campaign advertisements, and truckloads of money being spent. In the 114th Assembly district, which includes Clinton and Franklin counties, the race has been far quieter, but still pretty ugly. Veteran Clinton County treasurer Janet Duprey, a Republican, faces former Hillary Clinton staff-member Andrew Brockway, a Democrat. As Brian Mann reports, most of the attention has focused on Brockway and what he himself describes as "youthful indiscretions."  Go to full article
Democrat Tim Merrick (D-Plattsburgh)
Democrat Tim Merrick (D-Plattsburgh)

Challenger Tim Merrick's campaign comments

Candidates in New York's 45th state senate district faced off in a debate yesterday in Plattsburgh. The encounter between incumbent Republican Betty Little and Democratic challenger Tim Merrick will be broadcast Friday on Mountain Lake PBS and repeated through the weekend. Here we offer their statements about the future of the North Country and their reasons for sweeking public office. These are the thoughts of Tim Merrick, a Democrat and a chiropractor from Plattsburgh.  Go to full article
State Senator Betty Little (R-Queensbury)
State Senator Betty Little (R-Queensbury)

Senator Betty Little's campaign comments

Candidates in New York's 45th state senate district faced off in a debate Wednesday in Plattsburgh. The encounter between incumbent Republican Betty Little and Democratic challenger Tim Merrick will be broadcast Friday on Mountain Lake PBS and repeated through the weekend. We'll hear their statements about the future of the North Country and their reasons for sweeking public office. Here are the thoughts of Republican Betty Little from Queensbury.  Go to full article
Assembly-woman Dee Dee Scozza-fava (R-Gouverneur)
Assembly-woman Dee Dee Scozza-fava (R-Gouverneur)

Candidates espouse views from "foothills"

The race for the 122nd Assembly district is a rarity these days - no dueling polls, no mudslinging, and relatively small amounts of money. Republican DeDe Scozzafava is seeking a fifth term representing what's known as the "foothills" district. It's a heavily Republican area skirting the northwestern Adirondacks, encompassing parts of St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Oswego counties, and all of Lewis County. Karl Williams, a Democratic party activist from Henderson Harbor, is hoping to pull off an upset. The two face off in a debate tonight at 7 at Jefferson Community College in Watertown. David Sommerstein profiles the race.  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

Merrick outlines APA changes

State Senate candidate Tim Merrick is proposing to remove the permitting and enforcement authority of the Adirondack Park Agency and shift that power to local governments across the park. Merrick, who is challenging the re-election bid of Senator Betty Little, outlined his plan during Friday press conferences in Saranac Lake, Plattsburgh, and Malone. Chris Knight attended the Saranac Lake event and has this report.  Go to full article

Environmentalists release voters guide

A leading environmental organization has released its annual voters guide for the state legislature, and it finds some marked differences between the Assembly and the Senate. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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