Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

Hudson Valley News
1:03 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Astorino Returns To Westchester

After losing the New York governor’s race, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino returns full throttle to his county post. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at how his gubernatorial campaign may impact his county role.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Sat November 1, 2014

2014 Governors Race Into Final Weekend

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The race for governor in New York is entering its final weekend. Candidates planned get out the vote rallies across the state as the contest comes down to whether supporters will turn out at the polls.  

Governor Andrew Cuomo, with a large lead in the polls, has nevertheless been pulling out all the stops to try to win over more voters.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

New York: Ready For Ebola

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New York City’s first case of Ebola, confirmed late Thursday, has government officials scrambling and health officials mobilizing.

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New York News
7:42 am
Thu October 23, 2014

NY Gubernatorial Debate Focuses On Corruption, Fracking, And Housing Discrimination Charges

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying, and even racism.

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New York News
2:17 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

WAMC To Broadcast Cuomo, Astorino Debate

Capital New York's Jimmy Vielkind
Credit WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A debate between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino and two third-party candidates is likely to be the only opportunity voters have to see the candidates for New York governor interact before Election Day.

The hour-long exchange begins at 8 p.m. and airs on WAMC.  Capital New York reporter Jimmy Vielkind is headed out to Buffalo for the debate. He says listeners should pay attention to how Cuomo reacts to criticism from Astorino.

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New York News
9:56 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Cuomo Gains Major Business Endorsement

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been endorsed by the state’s largest business lobby for his re- election bid. The Business Council made the announcement Wednesday at the Plug Power energy manufacturing company near Albany.

Business Council President Heather Briccetti says her group is endorsing Cuomo over his GOP challenger Rob Astorino because of the governor’s record on achieving four on time budgets, enacting business tax cuts and holding the increase in state spending and property taxes to 2 percent per year. She also praised Cuomo’s bi-partisan governing style.

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New York News
10:27 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Just One NY Gubernatorial Debate

  It looks like New York voters will have only a single opportunity to see the candidates debate before this year's gubernatorial election. 

Republican Rob Astorino says he won't accept an invitation to a one-on-one public radio debate with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo that was tentatively set for later this month.

That leaves a single televised debate in Buffalo with Cuomo, Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and Libertarian Michael McDermott.

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Hudson Valley News
12:54 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Large Crane Arrives To Help New NY Bridge Project As Toll Question Remains

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York state officials, including Governor Andrew Cuomo, welcomed the one of the world’s largest floating cranes to the construction site of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge Monday. At the same time, the governor’s opponent in the November election called for details on the new bridge’s expected tolls. 

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New York News
12:48 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Siena Poll: Cuomo Up 29 Points, Schneiderman Loses Ground To Cahill

With election day approaching, Andrew Cuomo maintains his strong lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino in the race for governor of New York. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, a narrow winner four years ago, appears to be coasting to re-election against Bob Antonacci. But according to the latest poll,  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is losing ground to challenger John Cahill.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

NYS Dems, At Fall Meeting, Focus On Portraying Opponents In A Negative Light

Credit Karen DeWitt


   New York state Democrats say their prime strategy to motivate voters this fall will be to paint Governor Andrew Cuomo’s republican opponent, as an ultra conservative who has a negative view about New York.  

Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul went on the attack against the Republican candidate for governor, Rob Astorino, saying the GOP opponent and his running mate are too conservative and his portrayal of the state as economically troubled and dysfunctional is too pessimistic.

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