Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The Hudson Valley is home to at least three closely-watched races. With polls in New York closing in less than three hours, some races may not be decided tonight if polls and pundits can be trusted.

In the 18th Congressional District, incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney voted in Cold Spring, in Putnam County, along with his husband.

A tight congressional race in the Hudson Valley has both sides chasing every possible vote. And robocalls going out for the incumbent include those from an unlikely supporter.

Robocalls from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ask voters in the 18th congressional district to vote for Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney. Robocalls for Maloney have also gone out from this elected official.

Poll Shows Maloney Leads Hayworth In Tight Race

Oct 31, 2014

A Time Warner Cable News/Siena College Research Institute poll released Friday shows an ever tightening race in New York’s 18th Congressional District.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney leads Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth 49 percent to 44 percent, little changed from the 50 percent to 42 percent lead Maloney had six weeks ago. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg:

As Hillary Clinton rallied for New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney on Monday, talk of the combative rematch in the 18th District continued. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, dueling campaign ads show the bitter contest is tightening in the final days of the election.

A recent ad from Republican Nan Hayworth figuratively slings lunch meat at her opponent, incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney.

Hillary Clinton Rallies For Congressman Maloney

Oct 27, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in her home county of Westchester this morning to campaign for Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney.  She delivered a speech during a public “Women for Maloney” event.

Hillary Clinton, who also served as a U.S. senator for New York, spoke to an audience of some 200 people at the Pinnacle Restaurant at Heritage Hills, a condominium complex in Somers.

A new survey in New York’s 18th Congressional District shows the Republican challenger leading the incumbent. The survey is out ahead of a debate this evening.

The Siena College survey released October 15 re-contacted 253 likely voters from a sample of 590 voters in a poll from early September and found Republican Nan Hayworth with an 11-point lead over Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney, 52 percent to 41 percent. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg underscores that the survey is not a poll and is unscientific.

"Ebola virus particles" by Thomas W. Geisbert, Boston University School of Medicine/Wikimedia Commons

A New York congressman has penned a letter to President Barack Obama, calling for a travel ban from countries affected by Ebola.

Democratic incumbent Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican predecessor Nan Hayworth appeared separately in the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall for a New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund environmental forum October 14. WAMC was a media sponsor.

Maloney, Hayworth To Participate In Environment Forum

Oct 14, 2014

Two candidates in a rematch in New York’s 18th Congressional District will take part in a forum Tuesday evening in Westchester County.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth will participate in a forum on the environment at the Bedford Historical Society’s Historical Hall, at 7 p.m., hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. Marcia Bystryn is president of the New York League of Conservation Voters. She says the league holds forums in competitive races in which it has yet to make an endorsement.

Two New York congressional debates take place in the Hudson Valley Monday evening.

The Orange County Citizens Foundation is presenting a debate in the 18th district with Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican opponent, former Congresswomen Nan Hayworth. There is a third candidate who is not part of the debate -- Goshen resident Scott Smith. The debate is at Middletown High School from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

  New York’s bid to use clean water funds to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was rejected by the EPA.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks that was a mistake.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

    Strikes against the Islamic State terror group are under way.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he voted against the president’s plan.

GOP NYS Senator Backs Democratic Congressman

Sep 26, 2014

A Republican Hudson Valley lawmaker is crossing the aisle to endorse an incumbent Democrat for Congress.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
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    One district in the Hudson Valley has to decide between its last two Congressional representatives.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he feels confident in his race against Nan Hayworth. 

Poll Shows Congressman Maloney Leading Hayworth

Sep 19, 2014

A Time Warner Cable News / Siena College poll released Thursday night of New York’s 18th Congressional District has the incumbent Democrat leading by eight points.

Courtesy of Sean Patrick Maloney for Congress campaign

A New York Congressman is opening a campaign office in Dutchess County Saturday morning.

HV Congressman Releases First TV Ad

Sep 8, 2014

A New York congressman in a closely-watched race is releasing his first television ad. His opponent is hitting back.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s campaign has released its first ad for television, which was slated to begin airing September 9th on Hudson Valley cable stations. It’s called “Dad.”

A New York Congressman is kicking off his re-election campaign later Saturday morning. Meanwhile, one of the debates with his opponent has been scheduled. 

HV Congressman Hosts Human Trafficking Forum

Sep 4, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

A New York Congressman today hosted a forum on human trafficking, bringing together law enforcement, elected officials, and advocacy groups.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney hosted the Hudson Valley Human Trafficking Resources Forum to bring together a panel of law enforcement and community organizations, including representatives of the FBI, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Homeland Security investigations unit, and the state attorney general’s office. Here’s Maloney.

Orange County Receives HUD Funding For Storm Recovery

Aug 29, 2014
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley, a New York Congressman and other elected officials announced more funding for Orange County for recovery efforts.

Elected officials stood in Middletown Thursday to announce $11.5 million in additional Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funding for Orange County. Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney says he pushed through a lot of bureaucratic red tape to secure federal investment, and worked with HUD to reallocate funds to fulfill unmet Hurricane Irene recovery needs.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Courtesy of the Office of Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

  Human trafficking is a widespread problem, but it also happens here.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his anti-human trafficking bill.

Reconstruction To Begin On A Hurricane-Damaged Bridge

Aug 21, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Elected officials gathered in Orange County this morning to announce the start of reconstruction of a bridge damaged by Hurricane Irene in August 2011. They say the lengthy process of securing funding to get construction off the ground needs to be streamlined.

Three years after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley and destroyed the Forge Hill Bridge over Moodna Creek in New Windsor, elected officials stood in front of the site, announcing that bridge construction begins next week. Here’s Republican state Senator Bill Larkin.

Biometric Fingerprinting Comes To A Newburgh Site

Aug 20, 2014
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The addition of biometric services to a site in Orange County could result in a nearly $2 million savings in the Hudson Valley.

Funding Goes Toward Repaving Runways At Stewart

Aug 1, 2014
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Elected officials say an airport in Orange County will receive funding to upgrade its runways.

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney recently held a telephone town hall on local transportation and infrastructure issues in the Hudson Valley.

Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, supported bipartisan legislation to prevent the bankruptcy of the Highway Trust Fund. The emergency measure passed last week by a vote of 367-55.

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The Republican contender in New York’s 18th congressional district alleges her opponent flouted Federal Aviation Administration regulations on drone use for commercial purposes.

Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth is reiterating her call for Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney to step down from the FAA oversight committee.

NY Congressmen Against Capacity Zone Are Hopeful

Jul 17, 2014
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Two New York Congressmen, whose amendment to curtail a federal agency’s ability to implement a new capacity zone passed the House of Representatives last week, say they are hopeful after comments by the Senate majority leader.

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The House of Representatives has passed an amendment put forth by two New York congressmen who want to rein in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and undo a new capacity zone.

Contenders in a congressional race in the Hudson Valley are divulging their second-quarter campaign fundraising results, ahead of a July 15 deadline for federal filing. 

A New York congressman from the Hudson Valley recently held a telephone town hall on what he calls the ongoing student debt crisis.

With federal student loan debt surpassing more than $1.2 trillion, Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney held the telephone town hall for constituents of his 18th congressional district.

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