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Elise Stefanik, a 29-year-old former George W. Bush staffer who’s works in her family’s plywood business in Altamont, NY, has announced she’ll seek the Republican nomination to run in the race for New York’s 21st...
News stories tagged with "republican"
by Karen DeWitt
Albany, NY, Mar 22, 2010 — Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy made it official Friday - he's switching from the Democratic Party to become a Republican and run for governor, he says, as a change agent. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Gouverneur, NY, Aug 26, 2009 — Congressman John McHugh won't be confirmed as Secretary of the Army until September at the earliest. But that hasn't stopped his hopeful successors from campaigning already. Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava had to put her campaign on hold earlier this month when her father underwent emergency bypass surgery. But he's home recovering now, and Scozzafava is back on the campaign trail. Last weekend, she hit a museum in southern St. Lawrence County, a parade in Oneida County, and a clam bake in Jefferson County. This week, she'll make appearances in Hamilton, Madison, and Oswego counties. Scozzafava is well-known in the western part of the 23rd district. But in the Adirondacks and the Champlain Valley, she lacks the name recognition of her Democratic challenger, Bill Owens. And she's facing a challenge from the right by Conservative party candidate Douglas Hoffman. Scozzafava spoke with David Sommerstein yesterday from her hometown of Gouverneur. She said many of the people she's meeting just want to get to know her. Go to full article
Feb 12, 2009 — State Senator Betty Little has been named to lead the Republican Party's Program Committee. The leadership post means she'll craft the GOP legislative approach to statewide issues. The promotion comes in the first session after Republican lawmakers lost their majority in the state Senate. Little told Brian Mann that she'll focus on what she describes as pro-business agenda. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Oct 07, 2008 — Congressional candidate Sandy Treadwell picked up the endorsement of Republican supervisors in his home county on Monday. The former Secretary of State and former chairman of New York's Republican Party is trying to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2008 — It's been a tough year for Republicans in New York state and around the country. The GOP could lose two more House seats in November, in western New York and on Long Island. The best chance for Republicans to win back a seat may be in the 20th district, which stretches from the Hudson Valley through the North Country to Lake Placid. The race between Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Sandy Treadwell is expected to be intense and expensive, with a price tag of at least six million dollars. Today and tomorrow we'll talk in-depth with the two candidates. We start with Sandy Treadwell, who lives in Essex County. Treadwell is a former Secretary of State and a former chairman of New York's Republican Party. He spoke with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Jul 08, 2008 — Over the last decade, no political figure has changed the dynamic of American elections more than Karl Rove. Rove left the White House last year, after helping to engineer George Bush's dramatic rise to the presidency and serving as one of the Administration's most influential advisers. Rove's legacy has been tainted by the Valerie Plame affair, where a CIA operative's name was leaked to the press. Rove has also drawn fire from fellow Republicans, following the sharp decline in President Bush's popularity, and following the GOP's disastrous performance in the 2006 mid-term elections. Jim Moore is an author and journalist from Texas. He has co-authored two books about Rove, one called Bush's Brain and the most recent titled The Architect. Moore visited the North Country recently and spoke with Brian Mann about Rove's role in this year's political campaign. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2008 — 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
May 14, 2008 — It's been a tough year for Republicans. Last night in Mississippi, the GOP lost yet another congressional seat in a district that was once seen as safe conservative territory. It's the third straight defeat for Republicans in off-season special elections. They also face a new scandal here in New York, with Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella confronting allegations of adultery and drunk driving. No strong Democratic challenger has emerged to face North Country Congressman John McHugh. But speaking with reporters Brian Mann and Chris Knight, McHugh acknowledged that his party is struggling. Go to full article