Elections 2016

Vermont Statehouse
Photo by Pat Bradley

The Vermont Legislature will decide who will become the state's next lieutenant governor.

Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione presided over the marathon 10-hour session at Hoosick Falls Central School.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

One of the most closely watched New York state Senate races in the Capital Region was the at-times fierce battle for the 43rd District. The district that hugs the eastern border of the state stretches from Saratoga to Columbia County.

Phil Scott
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Phil Scott served five terms in the Vermont Senate before being elected Lieutenant Governor in 2010.  The Republican is now seeking the state’s top office. The businessman and race car driver has been campaigning for a year. When his campaign began, some thought his popularity combined with the state’s tradition of flipping parties when an incumbent governor leaves office provided Scott with the overwhelming advantage.  Instead, he faced a primary and a strong challenge from Democrats.  Now, as Election Day looms, Scott says the goal of his campaign is making Vermont more affordable.

Two years ago, voters in New York’s 21st district elected the youngest woman to Congress in history. It was a three-way race between neophytes.  Now the Republican incumbent is once again in a three-way race, facing one of her former opponents.

Patrick Leahy (left) and Scott Milne
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Vermont’s Patrick Leahy is the most senior member of the U.S. Senate. First elected in 1974 he was the first Democrat the state ever sent to the Senate. Now seeking his 8th term Leahy is being challenged by a Republican who has never held elective office and three minor party candidates.

Colin Read (left) and James Calnon
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With Election Day less than a week away, we take a look at the two candidates for mayor of Plattsburgh. While the candidates’ styles are different, both are focused on the city’s fiscal stability.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and environmental leaders urge passage of ballot questions
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There are six questions on the city of Burlington’s ballot in November.  Mayor Miro Weinberger and key environmentalists met recently to urge voters to pass four of the questions related to the development proposal for the downtown core.

Congressional Debate open image
Mountain Lake PBS

The final debate between the three candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional district was taped Monday at Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh.

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A “Women for Trump” event was held in Albany Thursday, where dozens turned out in support of the GOP presidential nominee. The rally comes as Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to move on from damaging video of comments regarding women Trump made 11 years ago. The crowd was focused on the next four weeks.

Gary Johnson (left) and Bill Weld at Burlington rally
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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld were in Burlington Wednesday evening to rally supporters.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

The whole House of Representatives is on the ballot in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat from the 20th district, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock why he always runs like he’s losing.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Mike Derrick concludes his discussion about New York’s 21st House district with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Mike Derrick continues his discussion about New York’s 21st House district with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Mike Derrick for Congress
Mike Derrick for Congress

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic candidate Mike Derrick concludes his discussion about New York’s 21st House district with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate in New York’s 21st district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  The debate over immigration reform has moved from a path to citizenship to a 1,000-mile wall.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate in New York’s 21st district, continues his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  In today’s Congressional Corner, Matt Funiciello, the Green Party candidate in New York’s 21st district, concludes his discussion with WAMC’s Alan Chartock. 

  Who will wind up on the presidential tickets?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings and WAMC’s Alan Chartock play the veepstakes game.

  Donald Trump has a big choice to make.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings and WAMC’s Alan Chartock continue their discussion about the veepstakes.

Stefanik with school officials
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With a three-way race in Northern New York’s 21st congressional district, the candidates have been taking to the trail. Recently, the incumbent Republican and Democratic challenger held events within miles of each other.