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What's known as his "Cuomo Corruption Tour" came to Buffalo Friday morning. Marc Molinaro, the Republican-endorsed candidate for governor, stood outside the Tesla plant in Buffalo's Riverbend neighborhood, attacking Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration as rife with pay-to-play culture. But the Cuomo camp says Molinaro has conducted such behavior in his role as Dutchess County Executive.

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Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for New York Governor appeared in Buffalo Thursday morning. The Syracuse-based candidate says his party's ticket is more experienced than voters may realize and should serve as "Plan B" for progressives who previously placed their hopes on Cynthia Nixon.

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More talk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeking the Presidency in 2020 has been fueled by the governor’s decisive victory over a candidate from the progressive left of his party. But the governor still says he’s only running for a third term to lead New York State.


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Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) has announced that despite an indictment and earlier statements to the contrary, he will now continue to campaign for re-election and will not resign if successful in November.

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There is legally now a vacancy on the Cheektowaga Town Council. Following to a court ruling, council member James Rogowski was removed from office Tuesday

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A judge has denied an ex-New York Assembly speaker bail pending the appeal of his corruption conviction and seven-year prison term.

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Larry Sharpe claims he never refers to notes during interviews. That assertion was among the many the Libertarian Party candidate shared during an interview with WBFO this morning. The ex-Marine says notes aren't needed when a candidate answers questions truthfully. Sharpe ripped off many answers during a brief conversation.


WNED|WBFO will host a free sneak peek of the POV documentary "Dark Money" on Saturday at 3 p.m. in its Buffalo studios. The director of this Sundance award-winning film will be answering questions immediately following this only local showing before the PBS national premiere Oct. 1.


Initial reports indicate voter turnout Thursday may have doubled the numbers who went to the polls in 2014. That development despite concerns that moving Primary Day from Tuesday would confuse voters. "Maybe we should move it to Thursday every year," joked Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy. While the analysis is just beginning, McCarthy says there's little doubt New York's Democratic voters have been energized by messages countering President Donald Trump's agenda.


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Sen. Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) rolled to an easy victory against challenger Shaqurah Zachery Thursday, locking up another seat in the Democratic push to take the State Senate. It also puts the senior South Buffalo Democrat in position for a major post in a Democratic Senate.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo handily won  in a Democratic primary against  actor Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo’s current lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul also won, as did Cuomo’s choice for attorney general, New York City Public Advocate Tish James.


A heated political landscape may lead to a higher voter turnout overall, but it hasn’t in some areas of Buffalo this afternoon.

To look at the polls, there should be runaway victories for the incumbents in today's Primary Day election. Buffalo News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy says the numbers can't anticipate voter turnout, notably in the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor.  Incumbent Kathy Hochul holds a sizable advantage in the polls, but McCarthy points out how her challenger, Jumaane Williams, could benefit from the support of his home borough of Brooklyn where one million registered Democrats reside.


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The Democratic primary for lieutenant governor is turning out to be closer than the governor’s race — according to the polls, anyway.


Do you intend to vote in Thursday's primary election? Erie County's Democratic chairman sees some problems getting people to turn out.

Democratic primary voters on Thursday have a choice of four candidates for state attorney general after former AG Eric Schneiderman resigned in May over allegations he physically abused several women that he dated.


Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) says his last day in office will be Dec. 31, as charges of insider trading against him have essentially ended his political career and reputation. He says what he does next will not be politics.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be on the ballot Thursday against activist and actor Cynthia Nixon for another term. However, speaking to a roaring crowd of Democratic activists Monday night, he was running against President Donald Trump and never mentioned his actual election opponent.

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We're going to hear now from Cynthia Nixon. She hopes to add her name to the list of progressive upsets we've seen this primary season. As we said, she's been making an insurgent bid to unseat two-term incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon squared off in the only debate before the Sept. 13 election. It was a testy and contentious hour-long discussion broadcast from Hofstra University on Long Island.

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney's simultaneous campaigns for re-election and New York State attorney general have survived a court challenge.

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The end of August used to be considered a slow season in politics, but television ads released by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, are getting heated, as Cuomo and his Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon prepare to debate Wednesday evening at Hofstra University.


A bill which has passed the state Senate looks to provide oversight of state contracts awarded to development companies. The legislation would allow the state comptroller's office to review each contract. The measure, however, is being blocked in an Assembly committee, and, as Jim Heaney of Investigative Post points out, the bill is unlikley to have the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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A candidates forum at Genesee Community College Monday hosted the Democrats vying for their party's nomination in the race for New York Attorney General. Zephyr Teachout, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve and Tish James spoke at length about a variety of issues, but, according to Howard Owens of The Batavian,  it often seemed like their was a fifth candidate in the room: President Donald Trump.    


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State Senator Michael Ranzenhofer announced Monday he is no longer in the running to replace Chris Collins in the 27th Congressional District.

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In light of recent news involving alleged sexual abuse and how Catholic Church leaders have managed it over many years, calls are being renewed to pass the Child Victims Act in New York State. A State Senator who strongly supports the bill says the votes are there but the current leadership in that house won't bring it up for a vote.


There are three weeks until primary day in New York, and the Democratic underdog for governor, Cynthia Nixon, is laying out her plans for the final stretch of campaigning, saying there is a potential path to victory.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued to rail against President Donald Trump on Wednesday. But some of his political opponents say the governor needs to talk more about issues related to New York state.


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Chanting, protest signs and marchers. It was all in Eden last night as several dozen people appeared to oppose a rumored plan to place indicted Congressman Chris Collins onto the town ballot. It's a move which would allow Republican leaders to remove Collins from the November ballot and boost the party's chances of retaining the 27th Congressional District.


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Republican county chairs from across the 27th Congressional District say they have three weeks to decide who they want to replace Congressman Chris Collins on the November ballot.  They spent much of Tuesday huddled at Batavia Downs discussing the issue and hearing from nine potential candidates.


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