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I blogged yesterday about the possibility that the U.S. House might consider a Farm Bill in which the Food Stamps program (SNAP) was separated out from the agriculture portion of the bill. Now a version of the Farm Bill without SNAP has passed the...
Let me outline what we know so far about the attacks on US embassy staff last September that led to the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. First, it’s a big deal. There are strong indications — and the US...
News stories tagged with "republicans"
Ogdensburg, NY, Apr 23, 2010 — 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
Canton, NY, Apr 16, 2010 — 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
Canton, NY, Apr 08, 2010 — 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
by Chris Knight
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 04, 2010 — 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
by Brian Mann
Plattsburgh, NY, Dec 18, 2009 — 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
Watertown, NY, Nov 02, 2009 — 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
Gouverneur, NY, Jul 24, 2009 — 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