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New York News
3:57 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Gillibrand: Equal Pay Does Not Exist

On Equal Pay Day Tuesday, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told reporters she will continue the fight to ensure women have a fair chance at earning financial security.

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New York News
3:34 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Democratic Candidates Launch Campaigns For State Senate In New York's 49th District

Two candidates vying for the Democratic spot in the race for New York’s sprawling 49th Senate District are kicking their campaigns into gear.

New York’s 49th Senate District, stretching from Schenectady and Saratoga Counties up through Fulton, Herkimer, and Hamilton, has long been held by Republican Hugh Farley. Come November, two Democratic candidates are hoping to take his place.

Candidate Madelyn Thorne ran against Farley in 2012. Two years on, Thorne said she’s continued to travel the region, and believes her support in the Republican controlled district is growing.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Democratic Candidates Announced as City of Plattsburgh Looks to Replace all Top Elected Officials

Plattsburgh City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

All of the top elected positions in northern New York’s largest city are up for grabs in the November election. The Republican Mayor of Plattsburgh announced in April that he would not run for reelection. And none of the incumbent members of the city’s Common Council will run to return to their seats on that governing body.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

DGA Chair Welcomes Chafee to Join Dems

Lincoln Chafee-Peter Shumlin

The head of the Democratic Governors Association is encouraging Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, to become a Democrat.

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Politics
6:15 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Michelle Obama Raises Campaign Funds At Western Mass. Events

Feroze Porter, age 12, talks with reporters outside the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield MA. He was hoping to see Michelle Obama who was inside at a fundraiser.
WAMC

First Lady Michelle  Obama was in western Massachusetts Friday to raise money for her husband’s re-election campaign.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

The First Lady was the featured speaker at a luncheon  with more than 100 people  held at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.   Tickets started at  $1,000, with a top donation  set at $2500. Local organizer, John Pucci, a Springfield attorney, said the sold out even  exceed ed  the goal which was to raise $250 thousand.

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Politics
2:43 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1222

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Assemblyman Keith Wright, a Democrat who has represented the 70th district for the last 20 years. They discuss the minimum wage, hydrofracking, redistricting, and Wright’s new role as the co-chair of the state Democratic Committee.

New England News
5:07 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Community Corner: Mass. 1st Congressional District Candidate Congressman Richard Neal

In the last of a series of interviews with democratic candidates in the race for Massachusetts’ First Congressional District, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with US Representative Richard Neal.

Congressman Neal is running against former state senator Andrea Nuciforo and writer and activist Bill Shein in the race for Massachusetts’ First Congressional District.

 

New England News
5:40 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Community Corner: Mass. 1st Congressional District Candidate Andrea Nuciforo, Jr.

In the second of a series of interviews with democratic candidates in the race for Massachusetts’ First Congressional District, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with former state senator Andrea Nuciforo, Jr.

Nuciforo is running against writer and activist Bill Shein, and Congressman Richard Neal, in the race for Massachusetts’ First Congressional District

New England News
6:09 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Community Corner: Mass. 1st Congressional District Candidate Bill Shein

In the first of a series of interviews with democratic candidates in the race for Massachusetts’ First Congressional District, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with candidate Bill Shein  a writer and activist from Alford.

New England News
6:30 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Congressman Neal Endorses Liberal Group's Agenda

Members of Progressive Democrats of America rally in front of Springfield MA office of US Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA)
WAMC

            After almost two years of lobbying, a band of liberal political activists have persuaded Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Richard Neal to endorse some of their legislation.. This as the veteran congressman faces a Democratic primary challenge in a newly drawn district.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

 

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