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.

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