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North Country Dems -- including Scott Murphy (middle) and June O'Neill -- could find themselves in the middle of a political feud between a President and a Governor.
North Country Dems -- including Scott Murphy (middle) and June O'Neill -- could find themselves in the middle of a political feud between a President and a Governor.

O'Neill not worried that Paterson-Obama dust-up will hurt North Country Dems

June O'Neill from St. Lawrence county is chair of the New York state Democratic Party. She was at yesterday's speech and spoke with Brian Mann about the dust-up between the President and Governor Paterson.  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

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
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
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

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
The political battle between Republican Jim Tedisco (right) and Democrat Scott Murphy is headed for the courts
The political battle between Republican Jim Tedisco (right) and Democrat Scott Murphy is headed for the courts

Tedisco, Murphy race enters a process that could take months

State election officials say Democrat Scott Murphy leads the 20th district election by 47 votes. But as the ballot recount continues, Republicans in the district are trying to disqualify hundreds of ballots, including the vote cast by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand held the House seat until January, when she was appointed to the US Senate. In a statement released last night, Gillibrand called the challenge "frivolous" and "dishonest." Republican Jim Tedisco has argued that too many second homeowners, many of them living in New York City, voted inappropriately in the election. In a statement issued last night, Tedisco's attorney, Jim Walsh, said that a judge should disqualify those votes. "We will continue to make the case that the ballots of hundreds of New York City voters should not be deciding this election," Walsh wrote. But Robert Brehm with the New York State Board of Elections, says the courts haven't restricted voting by snowbird residents and second homeowners in the past. Brehm spoke yesterday with Brian Mann about the ballot-counting process. He says the system works slowly, but will eventually produce a clear result.  Go to full article
The political battle between Republican Jim Tedisco (right) and Democrat Scott Murphy is headed for the courts
The political battle between Republican Jim Tedisco (right) and Democrat Scott Murphy is headed for the courts

Tedisco, Murphy race enters a process that could take months

State election officials say Democrat Scott Murphy leads the 20th district election by 47 votes. But as the ballot recount continues, Republicans in the district are trying to disqualify hundreds of ballots, including the vote cast by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand held the House seat until January, when she was appointed to the US Senate. In a statement released last night, Gillibrand called the challenge "frivolous" and "dishonest." Republican Jim Tedisco has argued that too many second homeowners, many of them living in New York City, voted inappropriately in the election. In a statement issued last night, Tedisco's attorney, Jim Walsh, said that a judge should disqualify those votes. "We will continue to make the case that the ballots of hundreds of New York City voters should not be deciding this election," Walsh wrote. But Robert Brehm with the New York State Board of Elections, says the courts haven't restricted voting by snowbird residents and second homeowners in the past. Brehm spoke yesterday with Brian Mann about the ballot-counting process. He says the system works slowly, but will eventually produce a clear result.  Go to full article

Absentee tally begins in 20th district race

County officials will begin tallying absentee ballots today in the hotly contested race for the 20th congressional district seat. Republican Jim Tedisco currently leads the race by just 17 votes over Democrat Scott Murphy. Brian Mann has an update.  Go to full article
Scott Murphy, Democrat
Scott Murphy, Democrat

In twist, Republicans say Democratic House candidate is fatcat businessman

The 20th congressional district race is heating up in the final weeks, with a barrage of negative campaign ads, a frantic schedule of debates and endless whistle-stops. Democrat Scott Murphy toured the North Country on Sunday. He's been working to paint his opponent, Republican Jim Tedisco, as a career Albany politician who won't take a stand on the economic stimulus package. Tedisco, meanwhile, says Murphy is as an out-of-touch millionaire with no experience as a lawmaker. As Brian Mann reports, Republicans hope to tie Murphy to the meltdown on Wall Street.  Go to full article

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