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Golisano Wins Independence Party Primary

Although the primaries were over two weeks ago, the results of the Independence party primary are still being tallied. According to the final, but unofficial, vote count from the State Board of Elections, Rochester businessman Tom Golisano beat Governor George Pataki by less than 500 votes. Golisano received 9,572 votes to Pataki's 9,076 votes. Over the weekend, Golisano tried to mend fences with the fractured party that he founded in 1994. Karen Dewitt was at the Independence Party meeting Albany.  Go to full article

Scozzafava To Run As "Conservative"

A candidate who lost last week's GOP primary in the 113th Assembly district says he'll campaign hard in the general election. Thomas Scozzafava announced yesterday that he'll run on the Conservative Party line against Republican Teresa Sayward. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Scozzafava Demands Recount in 113th GOP Assembly Primary

Election officials say the high number of absentee ballots are raising questions in the 113th Assembly District Republican Primary. Tom Scozzafava - who lost the initial tally by a narrow margin - is demanding a recount. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

113th, 114th Assembly Primaries: Results

In the 114th Assembly district, Republican incumbent Chris Ortloff overwhelmed a strong primary challenge. Just to the south - in the 113th district - Willsboro town supervisor Teresa Sayward won a narrow GOP primary vote. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Republican of A Different Stripe: 114th District Maverick Bill King

Chris Ortloff and Andy Abdallah aren't the only Republicans fighting for the 114th Assembly seat. Also on the GOP ballot tomorrow will be Tupper Lake businessman Bill King. King is fiercely conservative - a pro-life member of the John Birch Society, who served on Tupper Lake's school board. Through the summer, his campaign has been largely invisible. Talking with Brian Mann, King says his ideas should be heard by voters.  Go to full article

Primary Preview: 113th Assembly District

Voters across the North Country will go to the polls next Tuesday to decide party primaries. In the 113th Assembly district, a strong field of Republicans and Democrats are campaigning hard. At a debate last night in Glens Falls, the five candidates answered questions about economic development and the future of the Adirondack Park. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Cuomo to Challenge McCall in September Primary

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo delivered over 100,000 signatures to the state Board of Elections yesterday, more than what's needed to challenge Carl McCall in the September primary. From Albany, Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo Skips Democratic Party Convention in NYC

Democrat Andrew Cuomo has rejected New York's Democratic Party Convention. He is taking his case, as he says, directly to the people in a petition campaign to force a primary against fellow Democrat Carl McCall. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Cuomo Wins Rural Democrats' Straw Poll

Democratic candidate for Governor, Andrew Cuomo, won a surprise upset victory over rival Carl McCall in a straw-poll conducted by the upstate Democratic Rural Conference meeting over the weekend. Karen Dewitt reports from Schenectady.  Go to full article

Primary Re-Runs: Blurring the Party Lines

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, many will see a re-run of contests decided in fall primaries--or in party caucases. More and more candidates who lose primary bids are choosing to run again in the general election. Some change parties. Others leave their old parties to run as independents. As Brian Mann reports, some observers think shifting candidates offer voters more choices. Critics say the practice blurs the line between political parties.  Go to full article

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