Elections

Election 2008
5:04 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Pollina Supporters to File Suit over Campaign Donation Limits

Burlington, VT – Some supporters of Vermont Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Anthony Pollina, who have contributed more than a thousand dollars to his campaign, plan to file a lawsuit against state officials who say the candidate has to return some of that money. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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Election 2008
6:00 am
Tue August 19, 2008

Poll finds Obama not doing as well as expected

NY – A new poll finds that Barack Obama is not doing as well as expected among potential New York voters. WAMC's Capital Correspondent Karen DeWitt has more.

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Election 2008
11:20 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Introduction to Democratic Challenger in 23rd Congressional District

Plattsburgh, NY – New York's 23rd Congressional District is one of the largest geographically east of the Mississippi - covering an area of nearly 15-thousand square miles, including all or part of eleven counties. For decades the single Congressional seat has been held by a Republican. Current incumbent John McHugh is running for his ninth term. On today's Community Corner, North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley introduces us to his latest challenger Democrat Michael Oot.

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Election 2008
7:12 am
Tue July 29, 2008

Republican candidate takes on energy security

NY – Republican 19th New York District Congressional candidate Kieran Lalor Monday announced he has added the Get Energy Security Now! line to the November ballot.

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Election 2008
4:37 am
Fri July 25, 2008

CT Congressman Says Obama Will Win, But Not Without a Fight

Albany, NY – Barack Obama is the "odds-on favorite" to win the presidential election, said Connecticut Congressman Chris Murphy, speaking with Alan Chartock on WAMC's "Roundtable."

"I think Obama's going to win, but sometimes I have trouble figuring out how it's going to happen," Murphy said.,br>
"He's going to have to win a couple of difficult races, obviously Pennsylvania and Ohio at the top of the list," Murphy added.

Western and Mountain states will be the biggest challenge for Obama, Murphy predicted.

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Election 2008
2:17 am
Tue July 22, 2008

Connecticut Congressman Says "Change" Is the Winning Message for Voters

Albany, NY – Barack Obama's message of change is going to be the message that wins with voters in November, said Connecticut 2nd Congressional District Representative Joe Courtney, speaking on WAMC's "Congressional Corner."

"This country is ready to go a different way, and I think that's the message [Obama] still has in his hip pocket," Courtney told host Alan Chartock.

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Election 2008
10:41 am
Wed June 25, 2008

Democratic Party May Be Set for Major Resurgence

Albany, NY – This election year may mark the beginning of a Democratic Party resurgence, according to David Hawkings, the managing editor of Congressional Quarterly.

"I think that not even the most optimistic Republican would predict Republican gains in Congress this fall. It's universally agreed that the Democrats will expand their majorities in the House and the Senate," Hawkings said, speaking on WAMC's "Congressional Corner" program.

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Election 2008
5:52 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Frank Powers, seeking House seat, dies at NY home

NY – The millionaire endorsed by Republican leaders as their candidate for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep.
Vito Fossella has died at his Staten Island home. WAMC's Jill Rontey has more...

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Election 2008
6:57 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Two groups work to register 10,000 new Latino voters

CT – Connecticut election officials and Hispanic organizations are kicking off a statewide effort to register at least 10,000 new Latino voters. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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Election 2008
4:46 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Past Presidential Candidates Popular VP Picks

Albany, NY – Past presidential candidates would make the best vice presidents for Barack Obama and John McCain, several New York callers said on WAMC's "Vox Pop," hosted by Alan Chartock.

The top contenders for the VP jobs, according to the callers, included former presidential candidates Bill Richardson, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Fred Thompson, and Mitt Romney, and Joe Biden.

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