Skip Navigation

NCPR is supported by:

News stories tagged with "primaries"

Same-sex marriage supporters, opponents claim victory after primary

Both pro- and anti-gay marriage forces are claiming victory after a split primary result in two key Senate races. Meanwhile, Governor Cuomo says two pro-same sex marriage Republican Senators who survived primary challengers were targeted by "extremists" within the GOP.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny campaigning in Canton during his 2010 run for Congress.
Matt Doheny campaigning in Canton during his 2010 run for Congress.

County GOP leaders line up behind Doheny

Watertown Republican Matt Doheny continues to rack up party endorsements in his bid to unseat Democratic Congressman Bill Owens from Plattsburgh.

Over the last week, he's drawn the backing of Republican leaders in Clinton and Fulton Counties. In Essex County, Doheny won the backing of both the Republican and Conservative Party committees.

In a statement, Clinton County Republican chair Don Lee said Doheny has the "political acumen and business acumen to be one heck of a good congressman."

Doheny faces Kellie Greene of Sackets Harbor in the June primary. Lake Placid accountant Doug Hoffman has also expressed interest in another run for the House seat.

But so far, Doheny has far outpaced his competition in fundraising and endorsements.  Go to full article
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Assembly Dems want primaries in June

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, has introduced a bill that would require all of the primaries for statewide elections in the Assembly and Senate held on June 26th. That's the day that a federal judge ordered that congressional primaries be held. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article

Rural voters a factor in Election 2008

A new poll from the Siena College Research Institute shows Hillary Rodham Clinton still leading Republican John McCain in a prospective presidential vote 49% to 42%. It also shows her Democratic rival Barack Obama leading McCain among New York voters, and by a similar margin, 47% to 40%. Brian Mann has been tracking rural voters as this election year unfolds. He talked with Martha Foley about the influence rural Americans may have on the primaries, and the outcome in November.  Go to full article

1-4 of 4