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Politics
8:30 pm
Fri July 27, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1230

Jimmy Vielkind
Times Union

Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, who covers New York State government for the Albany Times Union and its Capitol Confidential blog. They discuss what has become a public battle over access to now-Governor Andrew Cuomo’s records from his tenure as state Attorney General.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Fri July 27, 2012

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 1

Primary day in the Bay State is rapidly approaching. In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is doing well in his new district.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Michael Kicinski - Part 2

It remains to be seen what effect the Tea Party will have on the 2012 elections. In today’s Congressional Corner, Michael Kicinski — the Tea Party candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he supports safe hydraulic fracturing.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Michael Kicinski - Part 1

Central New York has alternated between parties when it comes to representation in Washington. In today’s Congressional Corner, Michael Kicinski — the Tea Party candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that it’s time for a change in leadership.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Dan Lamb - Part 2

Politicians across New York have had to focus on hydrofracking. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dam Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is wary about pursuing hydraulic fracturing.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Congressional Corner with candidate Dan Lamb - Part 1

Central New York has seesawed between Democratic and Republican representation. In today’s Congressional Corner, Dan Lamb — the Democratic candidate for New York’s new 22nd district seat currently held by Republican Richard Hanna — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that his experience working for retiring Congressman Maurice Hinchey is an asset to his campaign.

Elections
9:45 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Nonpartisan Agreement: Most Campaign Money Is Wasted

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 1:50 pm

Republican and Democratic strategists tell NPR that most of the estimated $4 billion to be spent by the campaigns, political action committees and others on the 2012 presidential race will make no difference in the outcome.

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Elections
4:30 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Presidential Election: How Much Does Fundraising Matter?

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 10:18 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have lately been raising more money than President Obama and the Democrats. They won the money chase in May and in June. Normally, you would expect the incumbent to raise far more money.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And President Obama's campaign promptly warned supporters that he could lose without more cash. Though the Democrats have still raised more in the overall campaign, this led us to ask: How much does a fundraising advantage matter?

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