Elections

Election 2008
9:43 am
Tue September 23, 2008

Obama's Advisory Panel Talks Irish Issues

Washington, DC – Representatives from the Northeast who support Senator Barack Obama panned Senator John McCain's record on Irish-American issues Monday. The Senators, Congressmen and Governors who comprise the Democratic Presidential candidate's Irish Advisory Panel met with reporters via phone. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was among them.

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Election 2008
11:44 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Vermont Light on Primary Races and Expected Voter Turn-out

Montpelier, VT – Light turnout is expected in today's Vermont primary. There are only two contests for statewide office and several legislative districts on the primary ballot. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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Election 2008
11:20 am
Mon September 8, 2008

Dutchess County Dems May Become Majority

Dutchess County, NY – Democratic volunteers gathered on Saturday at Beekman Town Hall as part of a voter registration drive.

Dutchess County is about 1,000 registered Democrats away from being majority Democrat for the first time, according to event organizer Angela Valles.

"Our goal is to recruit 100 volunteers to commit to registering 10 voters," Valles said.

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Election 2008
10:47 am
Fri September 5, 2008

NY-22: Incumbent Hinchey Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Albany, NY – Nine-term congressional veteran Maurice Hinchey kicked off his re-election campaign in the New York 22nd Congressional District on Thursday.

Hinchey is an outspoken critic of the Bush administration. He sits on the Joint Economic Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the House Natural Resources Committee.

Hinchey is running against Republican George Phillips.

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Election 2008
7:02 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Orange County delegate says McCain is the right man for the job

Orange County, NY – Senator John McCain Thursday night delivered his acceptance speech as the Republican Party's nominee for President and he proved he is the right man for the job. That assessment came from Ruben Estrada of Orange County, NY, a delegate to the convention. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.

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Election 2008
2:35 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Veeps Are Stars This Week, But Not for Long

Albany, NY – Major attention has been paid to the vice presidential nominees these past two weeks of political conventions, but the real attention for the next two months will rest on John McCain and Barack Obama, according to pollster John Zogby.

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Election 2008
2:32 am
Fri September 5, 2008

Sen. Martinez Says Latino Vote, Evolving GOP Message Crucial for November Win

Albany, NY – Florida Senator and former Chairman of the GOP Mel Martinez says John McCain must capture the Latino vote to win in November. Martinez also said that McCain represents the future of the Republican Party and the evolving message of the party.

"The Hispanic vote in our country is spread out over some very key parts of the country," Martinez said.

"Doing well [with Latinos] is really important as part of the formula for victory," he added.

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Election 2008
11:21 am
Thu September 4, 2008

NY Delegates Give Enthusiastic Reaction to Palin's Speech

Saint Paul, MN – The New York delegation was extremely pleased by Sarah Palin's speech to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night in St. Paul.

Delegates' remarks included:

"I thought she was fantastic. She hit it on the mark, and out of the ballpark."

"Unbelievable. She hit the spot perfectly."

"She was wonderful. She said everything I'd hoped she'd say. And what a wonderful personality. And what a strong woman."

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Election 2008
4:54 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Community Organizing Versus Elected Office

Albany, NY – Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's speech last night at the Republican National Convention drew stark contrasts between elected office and community organizing.

Making the claim that community organizing is not as important a skill as governing from office is a "dangerous" claim in this election, according to Dr. Angela Ledford, associate professor of political science at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Ledford was speaking on the VoxPop show on WAMC radio.

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Election 2008
8:16 am
Wed September 3, 2008

Rockland County, NY Republican Party Chairman behind McCain's choice

Rockland County, NY – Rockland County, NY Republican Party Chairman Vincent Reda is 100 percent behind Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as Senator John McCain's vice presidential choice. WAMC's Hank Gross has more.

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