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Steve Levy, now a Republican, in Ogdenbsurg
Steve Levy, now a Republican, in Ogdenbsurg

Steve Levy: 'There would never be a late budget'

Suffolk County executive Steve Levy brought his campaign for Governor to Ogdensburg on Wednesday. He mingled with St. Lawrence County Republicans at a meet-the-candidates night at the Freighthouse restaurant. Levy switched parties from Democrat to Republican for this race. Some of his Democratic donors are demanding he return their campaign contributions. Levy told David Sommerstein he would not allow a late state budget if he were Governor. He says if the legislature couldn't pass a budget by the deadline, his executive budget would take effect.  Go to full article
Robert Bastille rallies with the Tea Party in Canton.
Robert Bastille rallies with the Tea Party in Canton.

Tea party rallies on tax day

For the second year in a row, Tea Party activists across the country used "Tax Day" as a rallying point for protests against government spending and taxation. About 60 sign-waving people held a lunchtime protest in front of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vermont. A group gathered last night in Plattsburgh, where gubernatorial candidate and Suffolk County executive Steve Levy was a featured speaker. Some 40 people waved flags and homemade signs to passing cars on Canton's main intersection. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny in Canton.
Matt Doheny in Canton.

Doheny launches bid for 23rd Congressional seat

Jefferson County investment banker Matt Doheny officially launched his bid for Congress yesterday. The Republican made stops in Oswego, Watertown, and Canton. Doheny now has to beat conservative darling Doug Hoffman in a GOP primary in roder to challenge Democrat Bill Owens in November. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Hoffman comments rankle Republican rival

Lake Placid Conservative Doug Hoffman is drawing criticism from a Republican rival in the 23rd district, who say he's being "arrogant" about this year's GOP primary. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Lazio visits Canton

Republican Rick Lazio is touring Upstate to shore up support for his bid for Governor. After a stop in Plattsburgh, he had cocktails with St. Lawrence County Republicans in Canton. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Duprey will face Republican primary challenge

A Plattsburgh-area man has announced he will challenge incumbent Assemblywoman Janet Duprey's re-election bid this year. David Kimmel, a former Marine and Army National Guard soldier who owns his own alarm company in Cadyville, plans to run against Duprey in the Republican Party primary. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Brian Kolb heads the GOP caucus in the Assembly (Source: NYS Assembly)
Assemblyman Brian Kolb heads the GOP caucus in the Assembly (Source: NYS Assembly)

Republican Assembly leader: Moderates welcome

The Republican Party in New York state has suffered some painful blows in the last decade. The GOP has lost every statewide election and seen its congressional delegation nearly wiped out, even losing House seats here in the North Country. Brian Kolb leads the GOP's minority caucus in the state Assembly. His caucus holds only about a quarter of the seats in the Assembly. In large part that's because the increasingly conservative Republican Party has struggled to compete in New York City. Kolb spoke with Brian Mann this week about the future of his party. He says a nearly two-to-one voter-enrollment advantage gives Democrats a big headstart.  Go to full article
Democrat Bill Owens with Vice-President Joe Biden this morning in Watertown.
Democrat Bill Owens with Vice-President Joe Biden this morning in Watertown.

Biden stumps for Owens in Watertown

The race to replace John McHugh is down to its last frenzied day after a shocking weekend. Republican Dede Scozzafava dropped out on Saturday, after a Siena poll showed her trailing badly. Then on Sunday, Scozzafava bucked her party and threw her support behind Democrat Bill Owens. That leaves Owens and Conservative Doug Hoffman, who both benefit from star power appearances today. Jonathan Brown talks with David Sommerstein about the second last day of campaigning.  Go to full article

Scozzafava's father in hospital

Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava is putting on hold all campaigning following the illness of her father. Scozzafava is the Republican candidate for the House seat now held by Congressman John McHugh.  Go to full article

WEB AUDIO: Scozzafava & her brother's investment company

Republican candidate for the 23rd congressional district, Dede Scozzafava, explains to David Sommerstein that she has no connection to her brother's venture capital firm, Seaway Valley Capital Corp., which owes $192,000 in state and federal taxes.  Go to full article

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