2014 elections

  In 2012, many pollsters turned out to be wrong on election night.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock how things went this time.

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On a tour of an upstate New York business Thursday, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Paul Tonko, and other officials shared their thoughts on the shift in power in Washington and New York State.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Grand Old Party candidates celebrated victories Tuesday night across the nation and across New York State as discontented voters transferred power from sitting Democrats.  The 46th Senate District contest was one of the closest-watched New York State Senate races.

Senator Hugh Farley, also basking in fresh election night victory, was the liveliest of emcees at "Team Amedore H.Q." in Granville:     "The thrill of this evening is that we've got a brand new fantastic senator in George Amedore!"


Election night is over, and the results are in. The Republicans re-take control of the Senate and clinch key governorships, while contentious races in our region offered up a few surprises.

  This is it: Election Day is finally here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the American political system is in need of wholesale changes.

11/4/14 Panel

Nov 4, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Midterm Elections
Senate Forecast
World Trade Center Tenant
Virgin Galactic
Misstating Mileage
Ebola Nurse Agreement
Car Talk Host Dies

Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

Election 2014 is nearly at hand. The off-year contest could shape the political landscape across upstate New York.

    A seismic change in American politics could come tomorrow.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks a GOP takeover of the Senate is a 50-50 possibility.

    In their runaway bestseller Game Change, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann captured the drama of Barack Obama’s improbable victory over the Clintons, John McCain, and Sarah Palin.

With the same reporting, unparalleled access, and narrative skill, Double Down picks up the story in the Oval Office, where the president is beset by crises both inherited and unforeseen—facing defiance from his political foes, disenchantment from the voters, disdain from the nation’s powerful money machers, and dysfunction within the West Wing.

11/3/14 Panel

Nov 3, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and political consultant Libby Post.

Topics include:
GOP Ahead in Polls
UN Panel on Climate Change
Common Core Math
Ebola Update
Virgin Galactic