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Mango Stakes Out Conservative Outsider Territory

May 19, 2017
Paul Mango for Govenor

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Paul Mango, a health care consultant running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, has so far kept an extremely low profile. Mango still hasn't granted any media interviews. But speeches at his official campaign announcement events have shed a little light on the man who, at this stage, is a political unknown. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - While the town hall went on inside, protesters vented their frustrations about Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) outside the venue at Onondaga Community College. The rally organized by CNY Solidarity, objected to the rules and random selection of audience members at the town hall. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Governor Tom Wolf is working to make the case for his reelection. The first-term Democrat gave a keynote speech Monday morning at a breakfast event attended by lawmakers and business leaders from around the region. He took the opportunity to set himself apart from the corruption fears that have lately plagued Washington. 

AP Photo/John Locher

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- When Philadelphia hosted the Democratic National Convention last summer, the commonwealth donated a $10 million taxpayer-funded grant to help finance it. 

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A new online ad featuring Gov. Andrew Cuomo and promoting tolerance has once again fueled talk that New York’s governor may be planning a presidential run. There are some questions, though, about the ad and its donors. 

The ad, which for now is only running online, features Cuomo and several well-known actors, including Steve Buscemi and Whoopi Goldberg. All claim to be something other than they actually are to promote the message of unity and tolerance in a diverse state.

“As a New Yorker, I am black,” Cuomo says in the ad.

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GETTYSBURG (WSKG) -- Every ten years, states redraw their legislative districts based on new census data. And in Pennsylvania, that invariably means both parties trying to leverage the process to get a partisan advantage. 

Mike Groll / AP Photo

Democrats in the state Senate remain hopeful that they will regain the numerical majority and control of the chamber after a special election is held later this month.

Payne Horning, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Democrats in upstate New York say they may be down from the losses they suffered in the 2016 election, but not out. Party officials hope the pushback to the Republican administration in Washington, D.C., will sweep local Democrats to victory later this year. 

Ben Allen, WITF

As President Donald Trump approaches 100 days in office, three midstate GOP congressmen are reminding conservatives they're not going to get everything on their wish list. Representatives Lou Barletta, Charlie Dent, and Scott Perry all spoke bluntly about the challenges ahead for Republicans. Congressman Charlie Dent is a leader of a group of moderates in Congress known as the Tuesday Group and he was the most direct. 

Bret Jaspers / WSKG News

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- A group that represents nonprofits in Pennsylvania is concerned about a move that could allow these kinds of organizations to endorse political candidates. President Donald Trump has pledged to "totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment. The amendment - in place since 1954 - bans nonprofits from endorsing or opposing a political candidate. 

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