election 2016

Dave Lucas

Iowa is in the rear view mirror as the presidential candidates focus on New Hampshire where the first-in-the-nation primary takes place next Tuesday. 

Springfield-based political consultant Anthony Cignoli has advised campaigns in New Hampshire in the past. He is not associated with any presidential campaign this year.  Cignoli spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Hampshire Gazette

After almost a quarter-century as a Massachusetts state legislator, Democratic Representative Ellen Story of Amherst announced Thursday she will not seek reelection in November.

Story, who is 74, said her decision to retire is based largely on a desire to spend less time in Boston and the grind of travel between her home in Amherst and the Statehouse.  

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Story.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey
Courtesy of the Office of Congresswoman Nita Lowey

  The Iowa caucuses are just around the corner.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why she thinks Hillary Clinton will be planning to move to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave one year from now.

  We just had an election day, but 2016 and 2018 loom in the distance.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Chris Gibson tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock about his plans for a potential statewide race. 

  Without Joe Biden in the field, Hillary Clinton can breathe a sigh of relief.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s still no such thing as a sure thing.

  Presidential politics might be getting most of the coverage, but there’s work to be done in the House as well.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  If Donald Trump is a flash in the pan, it’s an awfully long flash.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Trump’s continued polling success comes as a surprise. 

  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has been drawing huge crowds on the hustings.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings discusses the progressive darling’s chances with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  From Bernie to Huckabee, the presidential field is getting crowded.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s too soon for him to make an endorsement.

Please note – this Congressional Corner segment also contains some discussion of former Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, Dean Skelos. This was recorded before Skelos resigned on May 11th.

U.S. Senate

  New York Senator Chuck Schumer has a former colleague in the presidential field.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Schumer tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s for Hillary 100 percent.

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