Mark Barie in Plattsburgh, who played a big role in North Country politics over the last couple of years, says he’s stepping down as chairman of UNYTEA, conservative tea party group.
Barie says he’s still battling the after-effects...
Sep 11, 2012 — 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
Plattsburgh, NY, Jan 27, 2012 — 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
Plattsburgh, NY, Mar 19, 2010 — 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