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  Voters in the Nutmeg State head to the primary polls on Tuesday.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Connecticut representative Joe Courtney, who supports Hillary Clinton for president.

  Another Tuesday, another round of primaries.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Congressional Quarterly’s David Hawkings tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Donald Trump remains the overwhelming frontrunner for the GOP nomination. 

Duprey for Assembly/Bisso for Assembly

The Republican primary for New York’s 115th Assembly district seat is too close to call with the final result dependant on outstanding absentee ballots.

Duprey for Assembly/Bisso for Assembly

Republicans in New York’s 115th Assembly District are choosing between the incumbent and a challenger who is repeating her 2012 primary contest.

In New York’s North Country, the key primary race finds incumbent Republican Janet Duprey facing challenger Karen Bisso in a rematch.  Duprey won in 2012 and says she’s a bit surprised that she’s facing the same challenger.  “Certainly I won substantially two years ago and then certainly won the general election by an even greater margin. So it was a surprise that the same challenger came back. But I feel up to the challenge.”

    Election Day is just two months away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Nita Lowey tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock she’s hopeful Democrats will perform well this fall.

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Vermont’s primary results show a low turnout with a number of voters turning to write-in candidates. But in the highest-profile race, the stage is set for November’s general election for governor.

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It is primary day in Vermont. While voting could result in some cross-party nominations, in high-level races, a low turnout is anticipated.

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Voters in Connecticut are going to the polls on this primary day with the race for the Republican nomination for governor topping the ballot interest, but there are other races of note as well, including one convicted felon trying to make a political comeback. For more on the primary voting today in Connecticut, we turn to John Dankosky, the news director of WNPR Public Radio, and host of the program "Where We Live." We begin with the Republican primary for governor, where Greenwich businessman Tom Foley is facing off against state senator John McKinney.

The New York State Board of Elections has finalized its review of candidate petitions for the June federal primary ballot.

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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner failed by a huge margin to make a political comeback in the New York City Mayor’s race , trailing far behind  winner Bill DeBlasio and second place finisher William Thompson.  Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer also was defeated in his attempt to get elected to a lesser seat- that of New York City Comptroller. But Steve Greenberg, a political analyst and spokesman for Siena College polling, says Spitzer, unlike Weiner, is more likely to get a second chance for a come back in the future, if he wants to. Spitzer, who resigned the governorship in 2008 over a prostitution scandal,  received 48% of the vote to winner Scott Stringer’s 52%. Weiner, whose sexting scandal continued to plague him during the campaign,  got less than 5% of the primary vote.

The campaigns in the race for Saratoga County Sheriff are intensifying, and some big political names have taken an interest in the candidates.

On September 10th, primary voters will choose the Republican nominee to run for the next sheriff of Saratoga County. Current sheriff James Bowen is retiring after more than four decades.

Former Stillwater Town Judge Michael Zurlo spent much of his career in law enforcement in various positions at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office including Senior Criminal Investigator.

Ruling Takes Primary Candidate Off The Ballot, Again

Aug 15, 2013
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A third candidate in a Democratic primary for Rockland County executive has been removed from the ballot a second time.

Tomorrow, Massachusetts voters will head to the polls to vote in the September 6th Democratic Primary. And in Berkshire County, primary voters will also choose a new Middle Berkshire Register of Deeds. WAMC's Berkshire bureau Chief Lucas Willard has an eye on the closely watched race....

The Register of Deeds position itself manages and records all deeds, land titles, and land records for a district within the Commonwealth. It is an elected and not appointed position. 

Long Wins NY Senate GOP Primary to Face Gillibrand

Jun 27, 2012

The fall ballot has been clarified after Tuesday’s primaries, and a political newcomer is set to run for the Senate. WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

New York City Attorney Wendy Long ran as a staunch conservative to win New York's Republican Senate primary and now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.

Long took home 51 percent of the vote, easily defeating U.S. Representative Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos. 

After months of campaigning, it’s finally primary day across New York.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Turnout in the Congressional primaries is expected to be low. It's been years since New York has had a June primary. Voting is normally held in September.

Among those looking for voter support is embattled Representative Charles Rangel. He's hoping the people in his Harlem district will send him back to Washington for the 22nd time. He's facing challengers including State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who is hoping to become the first Dominican-American in Congress.

New York’s Presidential primary is today, but the initial excitement over the vote vanished when Rick Santorum dropped out earlier this month. State GOP leaders say they are looking ahead to the general election instead.  Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports…