Marc Molinaro

Karen DeWitt

The final debate of the 2018 New York governor’s race - and the only upstate debate - was held Thursday night at the College of St. Rose in Albany and sponsored by the League of Women Voters. All of the candidates showed up except the incumbent.


One of the major party candidates in the New York race for governor has issued a “civility challenge”, asking his opponents to refrain from all negative ads and attacks from now until Election Day.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, engaged in a testy debate that centered on corruption in state government and the candidate’s views - and relationships - with President Donald Trump.


After some back-and-forth, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican challenger Marc Molinaro have agreed to a debate that will be held in New York City on Tuesday.

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Candidates for statewide office were required this week to disclose how much money they have on hand for the final month of the 2018 election season. Once again, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term, is far ahead of his challengers.

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An independent budget watchdog group agrees with an idea that Republican candidate for governor Marc Molinaro has to help bring down local property taxes. But it also says there is a tradeoff to any potential savings.


A new Siena College poll finds Governor Cuomo far ahead of his challengers in his quest for a third term in office. But the survey also shows that failed primary challenger Cynthia Nixon is still taking points away from the governor’s lead.


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The state’s high property taxes and outmigration problem were among the issues discussed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican opponent, Marc Molinaro, this week when each separately visited a meeting of some of the state’s business leaders.


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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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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.


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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.


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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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New York City Police have balked at Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro's request to investigate Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has both a primary challenger and several general election opponents as he seeks a third term. But New Yorkers might be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that the governor is actually running against President Donald Trump.


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The most recent Quinnipiac poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to lead his challengers by double digits.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just over $31 million in his campaign coffers, according to the most recent July filings. That amount dwarfs the amount collected by his challengers, Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro, who each have less than $1 million in their war chests.

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro came to Buffalo Thursday morning, announcing a set of proposed government reforms. They include more independent oversight, newer standards for sexual harassment policy, the end of "pay to play" culture and term limits for numerous state offices - including the one he seeks.

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President Donald Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice, which he has said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade.


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Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is entering the race for governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. The long time Democrat is the candidate for a newly formed political movement.


Prosecutors and lawyers for the defense gave opening statements Monday in the bid-rigging trial of a former associate of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and two upstate development firms, who are accused of fraudulently obtaining lucrative taxpayer-funded state contracts. 


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A Siena poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo is securely ahead of his challengers, Democrat Cynthia Nixon and Republican Marc Molinaro, in his re-election bid.


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the anti-sexual harassment policies enacted in the state budget are among the strongest in the nation, but his political rivals say the governor has not done enough to respond to allegations of sexual harassment in his own administration.


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The Republican candidate for governor, Marc Molinaro, is proposing term limits of two four-year terms for statewide offices – including the office of governor – and 12-year limits for state lawmakers.

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Ending corruption in state government is hot on the mind of Marc Molinaro, who paid a visit to Buffalo on Wednesday morning. The GOP gubernatorial candidate intends to roll out a comprehensive plan for accountability in the capital.


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Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is trying to connect with voters as he challenges Governor Andrew Cuomo.  "I'm an ordinary New Yorker. I grew up in a family where food stamps put dinner on the table. It was easy to be humble." In a conversation with WBFO, Molinaro criticized the incumbent for his economic policies and the allegations of corruption swirling his administration. "I think New Yorkers deserve a governor who knows how hard it is to live and work in New York."


Karen DeWitt

Republicans meeting at the state convention in New York City nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as their candidate for governor Wednesday and offered a scathing critique of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is seeking a third term in office.


Both major political parties hold their state conventions later this week. The Democrats and the Republicans are holding their events simultaneously, on May 23 and 24, with the Republicans in New York City and the Democrats in Long Island.


Molinaro names Julie Killian as Lt. Gov. running mate

May 21, 2018
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Hours after Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said  she is not going to seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro announced that Julie Killian, a former Deputy Mayor in Westchester County and former State Senate candidate will be his running mate.

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New York's Working Families Party has formally endorsed actress Cynthia Nixon as its gubernatorial candidate. The small, progressive party held its annual convention on Saturday in Harlem.

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The New York State Assembly is set to interview potential replacements Tuesday for former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned May 8 in a domestic violence scandal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also trying to put his stamp on the selection process.


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