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Incumbent Aubertine (right) takes center stage in public...
Incumbent Aubertine (right) takes center stage in public...

A Test of Incumbency in the "River District"

While the presidential campaign is capturing all the pre-election hype and headlines, a North Country race for state Assembly is heating up. In the 118th district, first term Assemblyman and farmer Darrel Aubertine, a Democrat, is defending his seat. He faces a challenge from Republican Scott Gray, a Jefferson County legislator and Watertown businessman. Incumbents in New York enjoy almost perfect job security. Only a couple dozen incumbents have lost races since 1982. But as David Sommerstein reports, this year's legislative meltdown in the state capital makes incumbency a mixed blessing.  Go to full article

Canton Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Agriculture

New York lawmakers will hear firsthand from farmers about agricultural issues in a series of town meetings held across the state. The first will be held this Friday at SUNY Canton at noon. David Sommerstein talks with Assemblyman and dairy farmer Darrel Aubertine about the issues facing the dairy industry.  Go to full article

Democrats Pour Big Money into River District Assembly Race

The Democratic state committee is putting major money into a North Country Assembly race. Darrell Aubertine almost unseated incumbent Bob Nortz two years ago, and is working hard to win the new "River District".  Go to full article

118th District Republican Primary

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

118th GOP Primary

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

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