Congressional Corner

Indirectly or directly, families become part of all campaigns. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about the influence his family has had on his life.

Many candidates for Congress come from a background in law. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his career as a prosecutor has readied him for Washington.

As election day nears, the stakes are high for the region’s candidates. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Julian Schreibman — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his race getting closer by the day.

The economy is the election’s decisive issue even down-ticket. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he expects people to vote against Republicans such as his opponent in New York’s new 18th district, New York Representative Nan Hayworth.

Election Day is just a few weeks away. In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that voters should support him over New York Representative Nan Hayworth in the new 18th district.

The race to replace retiring Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is neck-and-neck. 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 wrestling executive Linda McMahon has improved after a 2010 drubbing.

With the debates on the horizon, the presidential election is drawing ever closer. 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 that polling can’t decipher everything about an election.

The Massachusetts Senate race is historically expensive and nationally important. 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 that Elizabeth Warren and Senator Scott Brown are deadlocked.

One Republican is hoping the Green Mountain state will vote red. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont GOP Congressional candidate Mark Donka — who is challenging Democratic incumbent Peter Welch — continues his discussion with Alan Chartock.

Vermont is represented by a sole member in Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Republican candidate Mark Donka — who is challenging Democratic incumbent Peter Welch — tells Alan Chartock that the Green Mountain state is ready for a change.

President Obama used an enthusiastic and young base to win the 2008 election. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it will be difficult to motivate young voters to that extent again.

Aides on both sides of the presidential campaign are said to be relishing this fall’s vice presidential debate. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Congressman Paul Ryan’s policies have become a target for the Obama campaign.

The national conventions set the stage for what has become a busy campaign season. In today’s Congressional Corner, Union College political science professor Brad Hays tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the President’s campaign can’t sustain itself from the convention bump alone.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently huddled in Vermont to prep for his debates with the President. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that Romney could win nearby New Hampshire, but not the Green Mountain state.

The Farm Bill is set to expire at the end of the month. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that the House must act on the bill, which has already gotten out of the Senate.

The Democrats’ convention in Charlotte brought a disparate party together under one roof. In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells Alan Chartock that he saw enthusiasm for President Obama at the convention.

Redistricting means even incumbents are new to voters in November. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth discusses a variety of issues important to the electorate with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

Recent scandals in Albany have jumpstarted a discussion about the hurdles women in government can face. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she has not faced sexual harassment in Washington. 

November is quickly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Nan Hayworth tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she is busy campaigning in the new 18th district.

One of the most difficult routes to Washington is a write-in campaign. In today’s Congressional Corner, write-in candidate Thomas Jenkins — who is running against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson and Democrat Julian Schreibman in New York’s new 19th district — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for regular people to take back the House.

The presidential election is getting most of the attention, but there are several toss-ups on the Congressional level. In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock continues his discussion with Dan Lamb, the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna.

New Yorkers are split on the issue of hydrofracking. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dam Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he opposes the drilling process.

The violence in Syria appears far from resolution. In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut representative Joe Courtney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that the U.S. must be careful about Assad’s replacement.

It’s almost time for Americans to choose their representatives for the next Congress. In today’s Congressional Corner, Bob Dieterich – the Republican candidate for New York’s new 20th district seat currently held by Democrat Paul Tonko — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that federal spending must be curtailed.

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