Jim Fischer

New York News
11:42 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Rep. Paul Tonko Debates Challenger Jim Fischer

Jim Fischer and Paul Tonko
Credit Composite image by Lucas Willard / WAMC

Two candidates vying to represent the Capital Region in Washington squared off in a live televised debate Thursday evening.

In a debate hosted by WHMT-TV and the Times Union, incumbent Democrat Paul Tonko and political newcomer, Republican Jim Fischer, answered questions from a panel of journalists and viewers at home via the internet.

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New York News
2:01 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Capital Region Congressional Candidates Head Into Election Season

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With election season now in full swing, Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko of New York’s 20th district has been touring the Capital Region. Meanwhile, Republican challenger Jim Fischer is ramping up his own campaign. 

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Congressional Corner
10:35 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim Fischer

    In today’s Congressional Corner, Jim Fischer — a Republican candidate for New York’s 20th district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim Fischer

    Congress slows in the summer, but campaign season is ramping up.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Jim Fischer — a Republican candidate for New York’s 20th district seat — introduces himself to WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New York News
11:24 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Republican Announces Campaign Against Congressman Paul Tonko

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A Republican seeking to replace Capital District Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko has officially announced the launch of his campaign. 

At a campaign kickoff event held Tuesday afternoon, Republican Jim Fischer of Burnt Hills announced he has received the endorsement of all the Republican committees within the 20th district.

Fischer told WAMC recently he believes the 20th district, which includes Albany, Schenectady, and portions of Saratoga, Rensselaer, and Montgomery County, is home to an electorate that is more conservative than its current representative. 

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