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Democrat Bill owens leads the fundraising race in NY-21.
Democrat Bill owens leads the fundraising race in NY-21.

Owens leads cash race for NY-21

The latest campaign filings for the 21st district House race show Congressman Bill Owens leading his Republican challenger in the race to raise cash for November's election.

Owens - a Democrat from Plattsburgh -- has raised nearly twice as money as Republican challenger Matt Doheny from Watertown.

But as Brian Mann reports, those straight fundraising numbers may not tell the whole story.  Go to full article
George Pataki at Friday's Republican Convention
George Pataki at Friday's Republican Convention

In fiery GOP convention address, Pataki says Obama "stealing from our future"

Republicans gathered in Rochester Friday to pick a candidate to challenge Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Former governor George Pataki was the keynote speaker at the Republican convention in Rochester. Pataki praised the current Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, saying Cuomo's "made some very positive steps."

But Pataki gave a fiery speech against President Barack Obama and he says this year's election is a fight for the very "soul" of the nation.  Go to full article

Panel continues work to attract winter sports to Lake Placid

Three years after securing $5 million in taxpayer funds to try and attract world-class winter sports events, including another Olympics, the Lake Placid Regional Winter Sports Committee has spent a little more than $300,000 and hasn't brought a single event to the area. But members of the committee, made-up of prominent Lake Placid resort owners and allies of former Governor George Pataki, say much of their work has been happening out of the public eye. They also say they're being conservative with the $5 million as they work on a plan to possibly bring a Youth Olympics to the Lake Placid region. Chris Knight has the story.  Go to full article

Pataki resurfaces at GOP convention

Former New York Governor George Pataki is one of the surrogates for John McCain at the Republican National Convention, making the rounds of breakfast and lunch meetings. Karen DeWitt caught up with Pataki at the Ohio delegation breakfast.  Go to full article

Pataki talks politics with delegates

Former Governor Pataki said he thinks McCain can win over independent New Yorkers, even help the state GOP to hang on to its one seat majority in the state Senate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Full audio: Former NY Gov. George Pataki at the RNC in St. Paul

Former New York Governor George Pataki talks about Sarah Palin, John McCain, Mayor Bloomberg, and issues such as GOP tax proposals at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.  Go to full article

Pataki supports Palin for VP

Former New York Governor George Pataki says he supports Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's run for the vice-presidency. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Former Gov. Pataki in the mail hall. Photo: The Wild Center
Former Gov. Pataki in the mail hall. Photo: The Wild Center

Wild Center's main hall renamed for Pataki

Former Governor George Pataki was in Tupper Lake Monday to tour the Wild Center. It was his first visit to the facility which he helped to build by earmarking more than $14 million in taxpayer funds for the project. Museum officials showed their gratitude, announcing that the main exhibition hall will be renamed in Pataki's honor. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Pataki names new ORDA chairman

The Olympic Regional Development Authority has a new chairman of its Board of Directors. In his last week in office, governor George Pataki named St. Regis Falls native J. Patrick Barrett to the post. He'll replace Charles Gargano, a close Pataki ally. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

A new page in NY politics

Governor George Pataki is finishing up his final hours in office, as Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer is getting ready to begin his term. Karen DeWitt takes a look at where New York stands in health care, education and taxes, at the changing of the Administrations.  Go to full article

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