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State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he has no interest in challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a primary in three years, saying he prefers to seek re election as state Comptroller.

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Democrat Barbara Fiala announced her candidacy for State Senate District 52 Thursday night. The former Broome County Executive cited her experience in front of a crowd at the American Legion Hall on Main Street in Binghamton.

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The conviction of Tom Libous for lying to the FBI has left residents of the 52nd District without a representative in the State Senate. Voters will choose a replacement on election day, November 3rd. And with less than 100 days to go, time is short for any candidate.

Katie McGinty, chief of staff to Governor Tom Wolf, is stepping down, reportedly to prepare for an announcement of her candidacy for U.S. Senate in 2016.

Late Tuesday evening the State Department released almost 2,000 emails from Hillary Clinton's time as secretary of state. While there was no "smoking gun" regarding the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the latest round of emails gives a look at who she was emailing with, more insight into her daily activities at State — and some daily struggles.

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A Republican state senator in Pennsylvania has officially announced his bid to take the state’s Office of Attorney General from the embattled Kathleen Kane, the first Democrat to win the seat.

This post has been updated to reflect that Pataki is officially running.

George Pataki announced his presidential candidacy in Exeter, N.H., on Thursday. He's the eighth official Republican entrant in the 2016 race for the White House. The field is expected to double over the next couple of months. Pataki has made numerous visits and a few friends in recent months in the Granite State, home of the first primary in 2016. Still, the mention of his name in most of the country might prompt questions of, "Who?" and possibly, "Why?"

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A large number of New York’s students refused to participate in state tests this year. Now, their cries may have been heard in Albany.

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It may be three years until the next New York statewide election, but potential candidates are already staking out their positions. 

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HAVANA (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has met with Cuba's top officials for U.S. affairs at the start of a trip that makes him the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation.
Cuomo arrived in Havana Monday and traveled to the Hotel Nacional, where he met with Josefina Vidal, Cuba's top negotiator in meetings over re-establishing diplomatic ties. He had meetings planned with officials from the Cuban government and Catholic Church.