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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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New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is running in the four-way Democratic primary for state attorney general after former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned in May over accusations that he physically assaulted women he dated.

The saga of the race to replace Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) on the November ballot is continuing, with time running short.

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Leecia Eve, one of four candidates running in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary for state attorney general, believes her background makes her more qualified to hold the office than her opponents.


As names continue to surface for possible Republican candidates for the 27th Congressional district, the seat currently held by Rep. Chris Collins, one elected official has announced he will not be a candidate.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo stirred some controversy Wednesday when he told an audience at a bill-signing ceremony in Manhattan that America “was never that great.”

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Republican Party chairs from the eight counties in the 27th congressional district spent three hours talking Tuesday night about how to get indicted Rep. Chris Collins (R-Clarence) off the November ballot and find a replacement.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon are set to debate late this month after a back-and-forth over the faceoff.

President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."

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Erie County Legislator Ed Rath has thrown his name into the pile of those seeking to represent the 27th Congressional District.

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President Donald Trump will be in Upstate New York on Monday, making a couple of stops. Trump was last in the region in 2016, during his presidential campaign.

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Western New York Republicans are pondering their options for finding a new candidate, now that federal insider trading charges have led Rep. Chris Collins to suspend his campaign for re-election.

Nate McMurray doesn’t like ‘giant super PACs,’ but will they be his unlikely salvation?

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WASHINGTON — Nate McMurray wanted nothing to do with the kind of big-money politics that typify competitive congressional races.

 

“My campaign will be funded by gifts from ordinary people, not giant SuperPACs or special interest groups,” declared McMurray, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 27th District U.S. House seat, on his website’s fundraising page.


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She was defeated six years ago by the man now holding her former seat in the House of Representatives. Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo suggested she'd be an ideal candidate to challenge Chris Collins this November. But Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, during an appearance in Buffalo, says she's better serving people in her current role.

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