2016 election

Dave Lucas

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.

Waiting For Hillary

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.

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