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Three GOP candidates fight for 115th district nod

On Thursday, Republican voters will choose a candidate to represent their party in the race for New York's newly shaped 115th Assembly District.

Janet Duprey, the long-time assemblywoman from Peru, faces a stiff challenge from two conservatives: Plattsburgh educator Karen Bisso and Cadyville businessman David Kimmel. The race reflects deep divisions within the GOP, sparked in part by Duprey's support for same-sex marriage.  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, head of UNYTEA
Mark Barie, head of UNYTEA

Political fallout continues in NY-23

Political fallout continues this week following Republican Matt Doheny's defeat in the 23rd district House race.

Doheny lost to Democrat Bill Owens by roughly 5 thousand votes.

More than 9 thousand votes went to Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who had dropped out of the race in early October.

Yesterday, Hoffman's campaign sent out a press release denying that he had played the role of "spoiler."

He blamed Doheny's loss on bad decision-making by Republican "party bosses."

The Doheny campaign fired back, telling the Watertown Daily Times that Hoffman refused to help the Republican candidate beat Bill Owens.

Brian Mann spoke last night about this on-going political feud with Mark Barie, head of the Plattsburgh-based tea-party group UNYTEA.  Go to full article
Mark Barie heads UNYTEA
Mark Barie heads UNYTEA

North Country Tea Party leader urges "No" vote on health bill

Two North Country Democrats - Scott Murphy from Glens Falls and Bill Owens from Plattsburgh - are seen as pivotal figures in this weekend's health care vote. Their Yes or No vote could decide the fate of the bill being now pushed by President Barack Obama. A final decision could come as early as Sunday. Both lawmakers face intense pressure from all sides of this debate. On Saturday afternoon, Plattsburgh's tea party chapter plans to rally outside the office of Representative Owens. Mark Barie heads the group called UNYTEA - the Upstate New York Tea Party. Barie spoke last night with Brian Mann about his opposition to the Democratic plan.  Go to full article

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