primary http://wamc.org en Primary Resulted In No Comebacks, Some Upsets http://wamc.org/post/primary-resulted-no-comebacks-some-upsets <p></p><p>Former Congressman Anthony Weiner failed by a huge margin to make a political comeback in the New York City Mayor’s race , trailing far behind &nbsp;winner Bill DeBlasio and second place finisher William Thompson. &nbsp;Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer also was defeated in his attempt to get elected to a lesser seat- that of New York City Comptroller. But Steve Greenberg, a political analyst and spokesman for Siena College polling, says Spitzer, unlike Weiner, is more likely to get a second chance for a come back in the future, if he wants to. Spitzer, who resigned the governorship in 2008 over a prostitution scandal, &nbsp;received 48% of the vote to winner Scott Stringer’s 52%. Weiner, whose sexting scandal continued to plague him during the campaign, &nbsp;got less than 5% of the primary vote. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 73391 at http://wamc.org Primary Resulted In No Comebacks, Some Upsets Saratoga County Sheriff's Race Intensifies http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-county-sheriffs-race-intensifies <p>The campaigns in the race for Saratoga County Sheriff are intensifying, and some big political names have taken an interest in the candidates.</p><p>On September 10th, primary voters will choose the Republican nominee to run for the next sheriff of Saratoga County. Current sheriff James Bowen is retiring after more than four decades.</p><p>Former Stillwater Town Judge Michael Zurlo spent much of his career in law enforcement in various positions at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office including Senior Criminal Investigator.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:01:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 71605 at http://wamc.org Ruling Takes Primary Candidate Off The Ballot, Again http://wamc.org/post/ruling-takes-primary-candidate-ballot-again <p>A third candidate in a Democratic primary for Rockland County executive has been removed from the ballot a second time.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:05:02 +0000 Allison Dunne 71492 at http://wamc.org Ruling Takes Primary Candidate Off The Ballot, Again Berkshire Voters to Choose Middle Register of Deeds in Democratic Primary http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-voters-choose-middle-register-deeds-democratic-primary <p>Tomorrow, Massachusetts voters will head to the polls to vote in the September 6<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;Democratic Primary. And in Berkshire County, primary voters will also choose a new Middle Berkshire Register of Deeds. WAMC's Berkshire bureau Chief Lucas Willard has an eye on the closely watched race....</p><p>The Register of Deeds position itself manages and records all deeds, land titles, and land records for a district within the Commonwealth. It is an elected and not appointed position.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 22:00:57 +0000 Lucas Willard 47218 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Voters to Choose Middle Register of Deeds in Democratic Primary Long Wins NY Senate GOP Primary to Face Gillibrand http://wamc.org/post/long-wins-ny-senate-gop-primary-face-gillibrand <p>The fall ballot has been clarified after Tuesday&rsquo;s primaries, and a political newcomer is set to run for the Senate. WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>New York City Attorney Wendy Long ran as a staunch conservative to win New York&#39;s Republican Senate primary and now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.</p><p>Long took home 51 percent of the vote, easily defeating U.S. Representative Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:44 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41916 at http://wamc.org Long Wins NY Senate GOP Primary to Face Gillibrand Voters to Choose Congressional Picks, Gillibrand's Opponent in NYS Primary http://wamc.org/post/voters-choose-congressional-picks-gillibrands-opponent-nys-primary <p>After months of campaigning, it&rsquo;s finally primary day across New York.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Turnout in the Congressional primaries is expected to be low. It&#39;s been years since New York has had a June primary. Voting is normally held in September.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:13:03 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41824 at http://wamc.org Voters to Choose Congressional Picks, Gillibrand's Opponent in NYS Primary NY Voters Head to the Polls for Presidential Primary http://wamc.org/post/ny-voters-head-polls-presidential-primary <p>New York&rsquo;s Presidential primary is today, but the initial excitement over the vote vanished when Rick Santorum dropped out earlier this month. State GOP leaders say they are looking ahead to the general election instead.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:46:12 +0000 Karen Dewitt 37474 at http://wamc.org NY Voters Head to the Polls for Presidential Primary