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Democrats Addie Russell and Darrel Aubertine celebrate in Watertown last night
Democrats Addie Russell and Darrel Aubertine celebrate in Watertown last night

Aubertine wins senate seat - again

One of the most closely watched races statewide was the 48th Senate district in Oswego, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence counties. Democratic Senator Darrel Aubertine defeated his Republican challenger, David Renzi - 53 to 47%. Aubertine joins the new majority in the Senate. It's the second time in less than a year that he pulled off a victory in a Republican stronghold. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Republican David Renzi
Republican David Renzi

Renzi advocates tax cuts, defends attacks

Senator Darrel Aubertine raised almost a quarter of a million dollars in the last three weeks. And he spent nearly that amount. That's according to the latest campaign finance data filed on Friday. Aubertine, a Democrat, is locked in a fierce race with Republican David Renzi for the 48th Senate seat. Renzi raised more than $155,000 over the same time period. He spent $137,000. Both men received most of the money from their respective state party committees. The only poll in the race showed Aubertine with a 20% lead in late September. The big infusion of cash to Aubertine's campaign suggests that lead may have tightened. The Aubertine-Renzi race will be watched closely across New York. It could determine which party controls the State Senate next year. Republicans are clinging to a one-seat edge. Negative attack ads and accusations have dominated the race. Today we begin the first of two interviews with the candidates. David Renzi, the Republican challenger, is a prosecutor and former public defender in Watertown. He's never held public office. Renzi's waged an aggressive campaign as an outsider who wants to bring reform to Albany. He won the endorsement of the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper. Renzi told David Sommerstein his first priority is to lower taxes.  Go to full article

NYSUT mum on non-endorsement; Aubertine alleges secret deal

The state's largest teachers' union is staying quiet on why it didn't endorse a candidate in the 48th Senate campaign. Watertown lawyer David Renzi is trying to unseat Democratic Senator Darrel Aubertine in a race that has statewide implications. Aubertine blames political dealing for the non-endorsement. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Union leaves 48th Senate district off its list

The state teacher's union left a key North Country race off its list of endorsements yesterday. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

48th Senate: big Aubertine poll lead spawns big attacks

A day after a poll showed Democratic Senator Darrel Aubertine with a commanding lead over Republican David Renzi, the once civil race turned ugly. The campaigns traded attacks and accusations yesterday. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

48th Senate poll: Aubertine by 20%

A poll out last night shows Democratic Senator Darrel Aubertine with a commanding lead over Republican David Renzi. The two are vying for the 48th State Senate district in a campaign that's starting to turn negative. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Darrel Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent), left, and David Renzi (R-Watertown) before the debate.
Darrel Aubertine (D-Cape Vincent), left, and David Renzi (R-Watertown) before the debate.

Aubertine, Renzi race starts to simmer

The race between Democratic Senator Darrel Aubertine and his Republican challenger, David Renzi, has been a subdued affair thus far, nothing like February's bruising, nasty special election that elevated Aubertine from the Assembly. The candidates debated last night before a full house in Ogdensburg's city hall. As David Sommerstein reports, the campaign's starting to simmer.  Go to full article

Aubertine, Renzi square off in person, but online?

The North Country Senate race that grabbed statewide headlines last winter is heating up. Democrat Darrel Aubertine and his Republican challenger, David Renzi, will face off in their second debate in Ogdensburg tonight. The two have also been invited to participate in what could be the North Country's first debate in the blogosphere. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
David Renzi
David Renzi

GOP rallies behind Renzi against Aubertine

Less than a month ago, North Country Republicans were floating lots of names to take on Democrat Darrel Aubertine in November. Senator Aubertine upset Will Barclay in a bruising and costly special election last winter. Even former Senator Jim Wright said he might abandon his new lobbying job to win back his old seat. But the GOP state and county committees have rallied behind a surprise candidate: Jefferson County attorney David Renzi. Renzi's a Watertown native. He's young at 39 years old. And he faired well in a failed Assembly candidacy in 2002. Since announcing his candidacy for Senate, Renzi has been openly critical of the failed Barclay campaign, which was run by powerful Albany insiders and featured negative attack ads from the get-go. Renzi spoke with David Sommerstein last week.  Go to full article

Roundtatble: politics keeps a high profile in New York and the North Country

With Republicans defending just a one seat majority in the state Senate, the race for the 48th Senate District seat has broad significance for New York. That was the first question this morning when David Sommerstein joined Martha Foley and Brian Mann for a roundtable on state and national politics.  Go to full article

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