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Recently re-elected Democratic Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen, joined by Democratic Party officials from the surrounding region, introduced the latest candidate to enter the race for New York’s 43rd Senate District.

“And I now proudly introduce Shaun Francis!” said Yepsen.

Francis, a native of the Capital Region, is making his run for the state senate his first foray into politics. The 36-year-old addressed his crowd of supporters at the Saratoga Hilton saying he is seeking to bring a change to the state legislature.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen
U.S. Senate

It’s less than a month until the first votes will be cast in the presidential primary campaign, with the early contests in Iowa and New Hampshire. New Hampshire U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen is a staunch supporter of Hilary Clinton’s bid.  In September, she endorsed the former Senator and Secretary of State. Clinton won in New Hampshire in 2008, but Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is right next door and popular in the state.  Shaheen is one of the Clinton campaign’s most stalwart spokespeople. With the polls tightening in Iowa and New Hampshire, Senator Shaheen discussed the race with WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Dave Lucas

It will be a busy election night in Saratoga Springs. With four contested races for City Hall and the introduction of the city's first Political Action Committee, WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at what's at stake.

 One way or another, one Congressional district in our region is getting a new representative.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he has worked well with retiring Republican Chris Gibson. 

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Village elections were held across New York Wednesday. Two challengers in some of the only contested mayoral races in the region claimed victory over their incumbent opponents.

1/26/15 Panel

Jan 26, 2015

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include: President Obama in India, Elections in Greece, Blizzard, Reactions to American Sniper, and Medical Treatments Tailored to Patient's DNA.

  November’s elections cost Democrats control of the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Democrats need to inspire voters to turn out in midterm elections.

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The results of Tuesday’s national elections mean both the U.S. House and Senate will be controlled by Republicans when the new Congress is seated in January.  What does that mean for many of the Democratically-leaning districts in the Northeast? WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley gathered some thoughts from some of the region’s representatives.

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Voters who have taken part in today's midterms are expressing dissatisfaction and even anger with the Obama administration. But exit polling doesn't let Republican leaders off the hook either.The surveys of people leaving polling places showed the biggest concern is still the economy. Despite the drop in jobless rates and soaring stock prices, most voters say the economy is stagnating or getting worse.

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Vermonters are going to the polls to choose their statewide elected officials. As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, time is running short before polls close in Vermont.

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