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Rep. Richard Hanna (R. Utica, NY-22). Photo: US Congress
Rep. Richard Hanna (R. Utica, NY-22). Photo: US Congress

In NY22, Republican Hanna withstands tea party challenge

On Tuesday voters across the North Country went to the polls and decided the outcome of the 21st district Republican primary. Elise Stefanik won that race by a handy margin, beating Watertown businessman Matt Doheny.

But there was another House race Tuesday that we haven't talked about yet.
The 22nd district includes a chunk of our listeners in the southwestern corner of the Adirondacks and a piece of Herkimer County.

In that race, incumbent GOP Representative Richard Hanna from Utica beat a tea party backed primary challenger, Republican Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney.  Go to full article

Mark Barie, Tea Party leader, talks about upcoming race

Mark Barie says he won't let his health stop him from waging war with his political rivals in the upcoming 23rd Congressional District campaign.

Barie, who chairs the Upstate New York Tea Party, suffered a brain aneurism and three strokes last March. As we reported yesterday, it's been a tough road to recovery for Barie, both physically and mentally.

In part two of our series, Chris Morris talks to Barie about the upcoming race and what the big issues will be for the Tea Party.  Go to full article
Mark Barie (left) and family
Mark Barie (left) and family

UNYTEA president recovers health, prepares for election season

As the country buckles down for a lengthy and volatile presidential campaign, voters in the North Country are preparing for another election in New York's 23rd Congressional District.

Two years ago, the Upstate New York Tea Party was right in the thick of things. The group's chairman, Mark Barie, became a major player in the congressional battle between incumbent Representative Bill Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh; Matt Doheny, a former Wall Street financier who now lives in Watertown; and Doug Hoffman, an accountant and businessman from Lake Placid.

In March 2011, Barie suffered a brain aneurism and three strokes. Today, in part one of a two-part series, Chris Morris looks at Barie's road to recovery as he prepares to re-enter what's sure to be a big political fight in the 23rd District.  Go to full article
It is capturing people’s anger at what’s going on with the economy.

More New Yorkers would Occupy Wall Street than join Tea Party, poll finds

New Yorkers are more inclined to join the Occupy Wall street movement than they are to become members of the Tea Party, a new survey finds. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:  Go to full article
I?m going to tell you my plan, you tell me if it sounds crazy

Seven candidates trade zingers

Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino, the major party candidates for Governor, ignored each other during last night's wide-ranging televised debate.

The five minor party candidates provided comic relief, audacious zingers and alternative viewpoints in the 90-minute discussion. Karen DeWitt has more.  Go to full article
Doug Hofffman speaks to reporters in Watertown during last fall's special election.
Doug Hofffman speaks to reporters in Watertown during last fall's special election.

Hoffman out; 23rd race looks simpler

A race that threatened to complicate the conservative vote in the North Country's 23rd congressional district got simpler yesterday.

Conservative Doug Hoffman dropped out, urging his supporters to cast their ballots for Republican Matt Doheny. That clears the way for Doheny's challenge of Democratic incumbent Bill Owens, and ends a remarkable political adventure that began more than a year ago in the NY23 special election.

In a statement yesterday, Hoffman wrote he never intended to split the Republican vote in the 23rd District. But it's not clear whether the endorsement will send all Hoffman's supporters Doheny's way. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

UNYTEA drops Hoffman in NY-23

In the North Country's 23rd Congressional District, UNYTEA ended its support for Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. The Tea Party group has not endorsed Republican primary winner Matt Doheny.

Mark Barie is chairman of UNYTEA, which claims around a thousand members across the region. He tells Jonathan Brown the group's steering committee met with Doheny yesterday.  Go to full article
Former Army Col. Chris Gibson hopes to unseat Democratic Rep. Scott Murphy
Former Army Col. Chris Gibson hopes to unseat Democratic Rep. Scott Murphy

NY-20: Gibson undecided on Paladino

Carl Paladino may be surging in the polls, but other Republicans in the state still haven't decided whether to embrace him.

Chris Gibson is the Republican candidate in the 20th district House race, hoping to unseat Democrat Scott Murphy from Glens Falls. Gibson spoke this week on the public radio program Capital Pressroom, with WCNY's Susan Arbetter.  Go to full article
Matt Doheny (left) hoped to convince Republicans that he's a movement conservative. Doug Hoffman hopes his fame from last year's special election will carry him to victory this year.
Matt Doheny (left) hoped to convince Republicans that he's a movement conservative. Doug Hoffman hopes his fame from last year's special election will carry him to victory this year.

NY-23: In fierce debate, Hoffman and Doheny land punches

Matt Doheny and Doug Hoffman slugged it out last night in Plattsburgh, when the two Republicans met for their first debate.

They're fighting for the chance to face Democratic Representative Bill Owens in the November election.

With the primary just two weeks away, both men agreed on most of the issues.

But they spent ninety minutes questioning each other's integrity and arguing over who has the best shot to reclaim a House seat that was once a Republican stronghold.

As Brian Mann reports, more than 200 people turned out to hear what the two men had to say.  Go to full article
Doug Hoffman (left) and Matt Doheny (right) arrive in Plattsburgh for last night's Republican primary debate.  (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Doug Hoffman (left) and Matt Doheny (right) arrive in Plattsburgh for last night's Republican primary debate. (Photo: Brian Mann)

Complete audio: the NY-23 Republican primary debate in Plattsburgh

This week's debate between Doug Hoffman and Matt Doheny in the NY-23 Republican Primary was fierce and raw at times, but the two men also laid out a staunchly conservative agenda, promising to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare plan, opposing same-sex marriage and embryonic stem cell research, arguing for an end to earmark projects in the North Country and a full stop to stimulus spending. The debate was organized by UNYTEA, one of the region's largest tea party groups.  Go to full article

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