North Country News
12:35 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

115th Assembly Republican Primary Too Close To Call

Janet Duprey (left) and Karen Bisso (right)
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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.

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New York News
1:30 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

115th Assembly District Primary Pits Former Challenger Against Incumbent

Janet Duprey (left) and Karen Bisso (right)
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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.”

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Congressional Corner With Nita Lowey

    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.

New England News
12:45 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Vermont Primary Results Show Strong Showings For Write-In Candidates

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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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New England News
6:15 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Primary Day Brings Write-In Choices For Vermont Voters


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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New England News
12:15 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

John Dankosky On Primary Day In Connecticut

John Dankosky has been covering Connecticut politics for WNPR.
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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.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Several Candidate Petitions Invalidated In 21st Congressional Race

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

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Capital Region News
6:06 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Primary Resulted In No Comebacks, Some Upsets

Anthony Weiner's political comeback fell far short.
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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.

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New York News
4:01 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Saratoga County Sheriff's Race Intensifies

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.

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Hudson Valley News
9:05 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Ruling Takes Primary Candidate Off The Ballot, Again

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

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