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Elections
10:30 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1242

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Wendy Long, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate running against incumbent Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand. They discuss abortion, tax reform, hydrofracking, and jobs.

Elections
12:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Senate candidate Long urges fracking

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.

North Country News
12:20 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Contentious Congressional Debate in New York’s North Country

The Republican and Democrat running in New York’s new 21st Congressional District race met in a contentious televised debate this week.

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Elections
12:38 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Democratic Senate candidate Andrews gets boost from bruising GOP primary

Robin Andrews
Robin Andrews

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.

Elections
7:09 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

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.

Elections
10:33 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1237

Wendy Long

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.

Elections
7:07 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Primary election results with Mike Spain

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina runs down Thursday night's primary election results with Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times Union.

Elections
7:00 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Morning headlines with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette

Judy Patrick

WAMC's David Guistina gets a primary day preview from Judy Patrick, editor of the Daily Gazette.

WAMC News
7:11 am
Fri September 7, 2012

The Nation's Washington reporter on Obama's acceptance speech

George Zornick

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with George Nornick, Washington reporter for The Nation magazine, who has been covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Elections
12:40 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

First-time candidate seeks new New York Senate seat

Monica Arias Miranda
  • An interview with a first-time Senate candidate

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.

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