2016 election

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Republican Joe Vitollo says he is running for Congress for his family’s sake.

  In this most unusual election year, some voters say they have no one to back.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he’s still looking for a candidate. 

  2016 is taking a turn toward the general election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he can’t rule out a Donald Trump White House. 

  The recent New York primary was marred by reports that 126,000 Democratic voters in Brooklyn had been removed from the election rolls, leading to renewed calls for voting reforms in New York. Two election officials from Colorado will be in Albany on Wednesday for a panel discussion on election modernization at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. 

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, Schenectday Mayor Gary McCarthy, Green Island Mayor Ellen McNulty, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Former Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings, State Senator Neil Breslin, Assembly members McDonald and Fahy.
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With less a month to go before the primary on April 19th, Capital Region Democrats gathered last night in uptown Albany for a "Hillary for New York" organizing event.

More than 20,000 first-time voters have registered with New York state in what state officials are calling an "unprecedented surge" of voter interest ahead of the state's April 19 presidential primary. 

A new Siena College poll shows that if the New York primary was held today, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would handily defeat their opponents.

 A mixed crowd from millennials to baby boomers supported Bernie Sanders Saturday afternoon at Albany's Academy Park.
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New York’s primary day isn’t until April 19, relatively late in the campaign. But that’s not stopping some local activists from getting involved. On Saturday, a coalition of social and economic justice organizations rallied in downtown Albany to show support for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

  It’s Super Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his expectations for today’s races, including in Vermont and the Bay State. 

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With less than two weeks before Massachusetts holds its presidential primaries, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ramping up their campaigns for what is shaping up to be a highly competitive contest.

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The political spotlight falls today on New Hampshire, scene of the first presidential primaries, but  Wednesday is an important date on the 2016 election calendar in Massachusetts. It is the final day to register to be able to vote in the presidential primaries in Massachusetts on March 1st. 

Online voter registration launched in Massachusetts last summer and has been a big success. 

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the state’s top election official, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin.

  The first GOP presidential primary was held last night, but the makeup of the field was subject to pre-debate discussion.

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 he disagrees with Marist’s decision to stop polling the race.

This interview was recorded before last night’s debate.

  The 2016 election is still more than a year away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the campaign is in its silly season.

  Hillary Clinton officially kicked off her campaign earlier this month with a speech in New York City.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the former Secretary of State is the right choice for America.

  The Republican presidential field seems to be growing by the week.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he doesn’t have a horse in the race just yet.

  Who isn’t running for president by now?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, goes over the early numbers with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  The field of presidential candidates keeps growing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Representative Elizabeth Esty gives WAMC’s Alan Chartock a hint about her choice.

This segment was recorded before Rep. Esty endorsed Hillary Clinton over the weekend.

4/14/15 Panel

Apr 14, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include: Marco Rubio announces 2016 Presidential bid; four former Blackwater security contractors sentenced; Putin lifts ban on Russian missile sales to Iran; plan to shrink Rikers Island population; and TU headlines.

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Apr 12, 2015
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  Today is the day - Hillary Clinton is expected to officially announce her presidential campaign. 

A big send-off last night in Manhattan for the former first lady and one-time New York state senator as dozens of supporters, elected officials and Democratic leaders gathered at a fundraiser.

The group has raised more than $15 million over the last two years and held events in all 50 states.

Two senior advisers tell the Asscoaited Press Clinton will portray herself as a fighter who can get results in a tough political climate.

4/7/15 Panel

Apr 7, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, SUNY Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Professor, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of The Times Union, Mike Spain.

Scheduled topics include JetBlue lands in Albany; Boston Marathon bombing trial goes to Jury; Rand Paul to launch presidential campaign; Chris Gibson to possibly run for NY Governor; Iowa and 2016 candidates.

2/25/15 Panel

Feb 25, 2015

    

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY at Albany journalism professor and investigative journalist, Rosemary Armao, and political consultant, Libby Post.

Topics include: FCC on Net Neutrality, Keystone Pipeline Veto, DHS Funding, Trayvon Martin Charges, and Hillary Rodham Clinton and the glass ceiling.

  The Koch brothers want to spend almost a billion dollars on the 2016 election.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Citizens United led us down this path.

    Hillary Clinton’s memoir of her time as Secretary of State is widely viewed as an unofficial 2016 kickoff.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he believes the ex-New York Senator will run for president.

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A recent national poll looked at how young people will affect the midterm elections.

Pollster Harstad Strategic Research used a diverse sampling of more than 2,000 registered and nonregistered voters 18 to 30 years old. They represent 38 million registered voters of that age. Paul Harstad is a lead pollster for the research group that has polled for President Barack Obama since 2002, when the Democrat was an Illinois state senator considering a run for the U.S. Senate.

    2016 could sound a lot like 1992, at least when it comes to presidential politics.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock survey the field.

  November’s midterms mean the 2016 election is just around the corner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson — a Republican from the 19th district — and WAMC’s Alan Chartock talk national politics.

  2016 rumblings have already begun.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays and WAMC’s Alan Chartock look ahead to the next presidential campaign.

The federal government is in the fourth day of a shutdown that makes President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise of post-partisanship and a new era of government efficiency sound almost quaint. Three former members of the president’s inner circle were in Albany last weekend for The University at Albany Student Association's  "World Within Reach" speaker series.

A new presidential poll out today says Hillary Clinton is crushing Vice President Joe Biden, 65 percent to 10. She hasn’t declared that she’ll make a 2016 bid, and Biden has only hinted at it. Meanwhile, the poll shows no clear front-runners on the potential GOP ticket. Is this poll a predictor of things to come?

  The 2016 parlor games have already begun.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Rich Clark, Associate Professor of Political Science and director of the Castleton Polling Institute, tells WAMC’s David Guistina that Florida will remain important in the next election .

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