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Political polling gauges?and shapes?opinion in 23rd District race

On Novermber 3, voters in the 23rd Congressional District will go to the polls to pick a successor to John McHugh. He left the House to serve as Secretary of the Army. Campaigning began in earnest more than a month ago. Polling has emerged as one of the most important strategies for the candidates. But some of those calls to voters in the district aren't simply gauging opinion; they're helping shape it, as well. Jonathan Brown reports.  Go to full article

Poll shows Scozzafava lead in tight House special election

A poll released yesterday by Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman is offering a first snapshot of the congressional race to replace John McHugh. The survey, paid for by Hoffman's campaign, shows Republican Dede Scozzafava with 30% of the vote. That compares with 20% for Democrat Bill Owens and 19% for Hoffman. Brian Mann has our report.  Go to full article
Conservative Doug Hoffman greets voters during a stop in Canton (Photo:  M. Foley)
Conservative Doug Hoffman greets voters during a stop in Canton (Photo: M. Foley)

With anti-tax message, Hoffman courts Republican voters

Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman from Lake Placid was out on the campaign trail yesterday, stumping for the seat that will soon be vacated by Congressman John McHugh. He'll face Republican Dede Scozzafava and Democrat Bill Owens when the election is scheduled in the fall. Hoffman's message was all about cutting taxes and shrinking Federal spending. As Brian Mann reports, the Conservative hopes his "anti-pork" crusade will appeal to rank-and-file Republicans.  Go to full article
Doug Hoffman (Conservative-Lake Placid)
Doug Hoffman (Conservative-Lake Placid)

Conservative Hoffman says he can beat Republican Scozzafava

On Friday, Conservative Party officials named Doug Hoffman as their candidate in the 23rd congressional district race. Hoffman is an accountant from Lake Placid with offices across the North Country. He won the Conservative Party nomination after failing to win support from Republican leaders last month. Hoffman spoke last night with Brian Mann about his background and his reasons for running.  Go to full article
Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco
Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco

Tedisco camp wants to use tax info to question ballots

Republican Jim Tedisco was back in court yesterday. He's hoping to prove that hundreds of ballots cast during last month's special House election should be disqualified. Tedisco's legal team says public documents show that hundreds of people who voter live primarily outside the 20th congressional district. Brian Mann has this update.  Go to full article
Jim Tedisco
Jim Tedisco

Tedisco, trailing, takes his 20th CD cause to court

Former Assembly minority leader Jim Tedisco goes back to court today. He's fighting to disqualify hundreds of absentee ballots cast in New York's 20th congressional district race.
Tedisco trails Glens Falls businessman Scott Murphy, a Democrat, by 273 votes. Murphy has maintained a lead for more than a week, as elections officials have checked and double-checked their tallies. Brian Mann joined Martha Foley this morning to talk about this fiercely-contested election.  Go to full article

Tedisco suffers setbacks in fight for 20th district; Murphy maintains lead

Republican Jim Tedisco suffered two new setbacks yesterday in his bid to win the 20th district congressional seat. A tally of votes in Saratoga County failed to put him ahead of Democratic rival Scott Murphy. A judge also rejected the GOP?s effort to disqualify hundreds of ballots. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Libertarian says court filing forced him to withdraw from Congressional race

The Libertarian candidate in the 20th District says his run for the Congressional seat ended for two different reasons. To get on the special election ballot, Eric Sundwall needed the signatures of at least 3,500 registered voters. He submitted 7,000, but more than half of these were thrown out Tuesday due to what the state Board of Elections called "technical issues." Jonathan Brown has more.  Go to full article
Eric Sundwall (with family) hopes to join the 20th race (Source:  Sundwall website)
Eric Sundwall (with family) hopes to join the 20th race (Source: Sundwall website)

Libertarian hopes his ideas will win him a place on the 20th district ballot

With just over a month to go before the special election in New York's 20th congressional district, most of the media attention has focused on Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy. They're vying to replace Kirsten Gillibrand. But there's a third politician hoping to join the race. Eric Sundwall, a Libertarian who lives south of Albany, is scrambling to gather enough petition signatures to win a place on the March 31st ballot. As Brian Mann reports, Sundwall comes from a political tradition that doesn't win many elections in the North Country, but still enjoys a lot of influence.  Go to full article

Aubertine victory leaves another seat open

A politically exhausted electorate may not have much time to rest after Tuesday's Senate election - at least not in Darrel Aubertine's Assembly district. David Sommerstein reports Governor Spitzer could call another special election for that seat.  Go to full article

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