U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, the Republican challenging incumbent New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, says the controversial gas drilling process called hydrofracking — currently being studied by the state — is safe. Long told WAMC’s Alan Chartock on the Capitol Connection program this week that the economic benefits of fracking are too great not to go forward with drilling.
The close Republican primary and subsequent recount have dominated talk of the race for state Senate in New York’s 43rd district, as incumbent Roy McDonald and the apparent winner in their race, Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, both head toward November’s ballot.
But Democrat Robin Andrews, the Town Supervisor of Claverack, may have new life in what was once considered a safe Republican seat. Andrews spoke with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.
WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette, about Kathy Marchione's apparent win in the GOP primary for New York's 43rd Senate district seat and a controversial pipeline.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Wendy Long, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate running against incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. They discuss her criticisms of New York’s junior Senator, her chances of winning the race, and her take on U.S. policy in the Middle East.
One result of this year’s redistricting process in New York is a new Senate district comprised of parts of the Capital Region and Hudson Valley. WAMC’s Ian Pickus spoke with Monica Arias Miranda, who is running in this month’s Democratic primary.
Miranda is running for the Democratic nomination for the new 46th Senate seat. There are three Democrats in the race vying for the right to face Republican Assemblyman George Amedore. A Costa Rican immigrant, Miranda is the founder of The Hispanic Coalition of New York.