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Conservative Doug Hoffman
Conservative Doug Hoffman

In 23rd race, Hoffman and Owens haven't disclosed financial ties

John McHugh has been confirmed as Army Secretary. That means the battle for his North Country House seat is shifting into overdrive. One of the most contentious issues in this special election is the financial background of the three candidates. Republican Dede Scozzafava has faced intense scrutiny for her investments in Wisebuys and Hacketts. But Conservative Doug Hoffman and Democrat Bill Owens are drawing fire for failing to file financial disclosure forms required by Federal ethics laws. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Bill Owens (Source:  SUNY Plattsburgh)
Bill Owens (Source: SUNY Plattsburgh)

Owens takes up Democratic banner, opposes same-sex marriage

Plattsburgh attorney and former Air Force captain Bill Owens has won the Democratic Party nod in the race to fill John McHugh's House seat. Owens was a law partner to former Republican state Senator Ron Stafford and has described himself as a lifelong independent. He told Brian Mann that he is comfortable taking up the Democratic banner, though he differs with state Democratic officials on some issues, including same-sex marriage.  Go to full article

Could gay marriage scotch Scozzafava run for House seat?

Politicians are jockeying for position in the race to replace John McHugh. The North Country congressman has been appointed to serve as Secretary of the Army. As Brian Mann, reports, one issue shaping the race could be same-sex marriage.  Go to full article
Congressman Scott Murphy with his family and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo provided)
Congressman Scott Murphy with his family and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Photo provided)

Murphy sworn in, capping improbable political rise

Democrat Scott Murphy was sworn into office yesterday, by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Glens Falls businessman emerged into the political theater less than three months ago and toppled one of New York state's most powerful Republican leaders. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)
Rep. Scott Murphy (D-Glens Falls)

NY 20: Murphy will be sworn in this afternoon by Pelosi

Glens Falls businessman Scott Murphy will be sworn in this afternoon as New York's newest Congressman. The Democrat won a razor-thin victory in March, in a special election to replace Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed to the US Senate. New York's 20th congressional district stretches from Poughkeepsie in the Hudson Valley to Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks. Murphy is a newcomer to politics, but he managed to beat veteran Assemblyman Jim Tedisco, a Republican from Schenectady. As Murphy prepared to head to Washington for today's ceremony, he spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Dem. Scott Murphy & Rep. Jim Tedisco
Dem. Scott Murphy & Rep. Jim Tedisco

20th Congressional District special election a "battle royale"

State Republican leaders are urging Governor David Paterson to call a special election as soon as possible in New York's 20th congressional district. The seat has been vacant for two weeks, following Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand's rise to the Senate. Congressman John McHugh, National Republican Congressional Committee and Republican candidate Jim Tedisco are also calling for a quick vote. In a statement, Governor Paterson, a Democrat, suggested that he would take his time scheduling the special election and he indicated that the vote wouldn't come until mid-March. Brian Mann spoke about the race with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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