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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"
Sep 09, 2002 — One of the quieter races in today's primary elections is for the Republican nomination in the 122nd Assembly district in St. Lawrence, Jefferson, and Lewis Counties. Both candidates will appear on November's ballot ? Dee Dee Scozzafava on the Conservative Party's line, Michael Behling on the Independence Party's. But as David Sommerstein reports, the new district is overwhelmingly rural, and a Republican stronghold. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Sep 09, 2002 — In the 118th assembly district also known as the river district, the predominant theme of Republican primary candidates is turning the economy around in the north country. The district stretches along the st. Lawrence river, from the town of lyme to massena and includes the towns of Potsdam and Canton and the cities of Ogdensburg and Watertown. Jody Tosti spoke with the three candidates and has this story. Go to full article
Aug 01, 2002 — One of the three Republican Assembly candidates in the so-called "river", or 118th, district of Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties has been the victim of a world wide web-related practice called "cybersquatting". David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jul 17, 2002 — The St. Lawrence County Fair in Gouverneur opened its first full day yesterday with bands, a firefighter's parade, and a visit by Republican candidate for state attorney general, Dora Irizarry. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Jul 02, 2002 — The new 118th Assembly district is known as the "river district", because it runs from Watertown in the south, along eastern Lake Ontario to the Thousand Islands, then along the St. Lawrence River to Massena. Most agree it was created to help Democrats, specifically former Jefferson County legislature chair Darryl Aubertine, win the seat. Three Republicans are running for the GOP bid. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 11, 2002 — Plattsburgh Mayor Dan Stewart announced on Monday that he won't make a bid to replace Senator Ron Stafford. Stewart, a Republican, would have faced Assemblyman Chris Ortloff and Assemblywoman Betty Little in the GOP primary. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Jun 06, 2002 — Legislative leaders have announced agreement on a Congressional redistricting plan that's designed to get rid of one Congressional representative from each major party. Both Republicans and Democrats say the final plan improves their party's chances overall of keeping incumbents in their seats after November. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
May 31, 2002 — Governor Pataki has made a concerted effort to reach out to non-Republican voters in his bid to win a third term has governor. At the state Republican Party convention this week, those efforts began to pay off as Pataki and other Republican leaders encouraged the delegates gathered to think beyond their traditional party base. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
May 31, 2002 — Veteran state Senator Ron Stafford announced his retirement less than a week ago. Already, the political world in his district has changed dramatically. With Assemblywoman Betty Little now campaigning for the senate, a long list of Republicans say they're tempted to battle for the newly formed 113th Assembly District. Brian Mann has this preview.
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May 30, 2002 — George Pataki was nominated to run for a third term as Governor by enthusiastic delegates at the state republican party convention. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article