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The incumbent in Binghamton’s Assembly District 123 faced her Republican challenger over lunch Tuesday.  Democrat Donna Lupardo and the GOP’s Dorollo Nixon met in a candidates forum hosted Tuesday by the Binghamton Rotary Club.  

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(Pittsburgh) - This is an election season in which the unpopularity of both major party presidential nominees has had an outsize effect on down-ballot races. Monday's contentious US Senate debate between GOP incumbent Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty was no exception. 

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When it comes to Beltway politics, all eyes are on the Pennsylvania Senate race. The tight contest between incumbent Republican Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty could help decide which party controls the Senate. 

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With American Airlines pulling out of the Binghamton and Elmira airports, both candidates in the 52nd state senate district say it might be time to consider a single regional airport.  Small airports currently serve Ithaca, Elmira and Binghamton.  Incumbent Republican Fred Akshar says combining such airports into a larger facility is worth consideration.

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(WRVO) The discord over the presidential election continues to filter down into a race for Congress in central New York. The question of whether freshman Republican Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) would support Donald Trump continues to dog the campaign for the 24th Congressional District.

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When Dauphin County Voter Registration Director Jerry Feaser got to work Tuesday morning, there were over two thousand online voter applications waiting to be processed. 

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At a a candidates’ forum hosted today by the Binghamton Rotary Club, the spotlight was on the 52nd New York State Senate District. Incumbent Republican Fred Ackshar faces a challenge from Democrat Sharon Ball.  Both contenders were present.

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Democrats in New York are trying to keep the heat on Republicans running for office in the wake of coarse remarks made by GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump in a leaked video. 

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The Democratic candidate running in New York's 24th Congressional District, Colleen Deacon, advocated for a progressive environmental agenda while in Oswego with Rep. Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam), the former president of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Monday. 

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The past weekend kicked off with the release of tape showing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump describing making aggressive sexual advances on women. It closed with a venomous debate between Trump and Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. 

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The Donald Trump coalition has seen several national-level shakeups following the release of tape showing Trump making sexually aggressive comments. A handful of top Republicans have jumped ship and retracted endorsements; others have refused to campaign with him.

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New York State is touting online voter registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles this year, noting that more people then ever used the online system last month. However, with the deadline to register just days away, local Board of Election officials suggest potential voters be wary of it, and to make sure they get registered pick up or download a registration form and mail it in.

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Republican Rep. John Katko said he will not be voting for his party’s presidential candidate, Donald Trump, after sexually aggressive comments Trump made about women in 2005 were leaked. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of many condemning Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump for his statements in the 2005 incident, where Trump spoke of women in vulgar terms, and described actions that  many view as sexual assault.

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  This election cycle has revealed America's discontent with government, and, increasingly, winning primary elections means candidates must creep further away from center, appealing to voters on the extremes. 

For Binghamton University's TIER Talks: Our Political System on Life Support, we explore the health of our political system through a series of lectures.

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(Harrisburg) -- Anyone watching Pennsylvania's polls may have noticed some shifts lately. Republican Donald Trump is down across the board this week--an average of Pennsylvania polls has him trailing by more than seven points.

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(Keystone Crossroads) Imani Sullivan waited patiently. From her seat near the back of a mostly empty Temple University auditorium, she listened to the handful of anti-poverty advocates on stage for a panel coinciding with July’s Democratic National Convention. 

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By admitting Syria’s war refugees into the United States, many Americans worry the country would also admit terrorists. But, the Democratic candidate in the New York’s 22nd Congressional district says they must be given sanctuary. By turning away refugees from Syria’s Civil War, Kim Myers worries the US could send them to their deaths.

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Jobs, Syrian Refugees and the presidential election were addressed Tuesday in a candidates' forum hosted by the Binghamton Rotary. Republican Claudia Tenney, Democrat Kim Myers and Independent Martin Babinec exchanged viewpoints during the lunch hour.  

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The two candidates for the 52nd State Senate district met for a debate at SUNY Broome on Tuesday, and disagreed most notably on campaign finance reform.

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(WRVO) 22nd Congressional District hopeful Kim Myers is making a push to become more well-known in the most populous part of the district that stretches from the eastern part of Oswego County, to the Mohawk Valley, to the Southern Tier. 

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Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) holds a 19-point lead over Democratic challenger Colleen Deacon, according to a poll released Monday night from Siena College/Time Warner Cable News. 

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In the race to replace disgraced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, voters will choose between a self-styled government reformer and a state senator -- both from Montgomery County. With just over a month until Election Day, the TV ad war has begun.

F&M Poll Shows Sharp Drop For Trump In PA

Oct 4, 2016

Donald Trump's numbers have fallen in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll from Franklin and Marshall College.  

The office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a "Notice of Violation" to the Donald J. Trump Foundation and ordered the foundation to cease and desist from soliciting contributions in New York.

The notice states that the Trump Foundation failed to register with the Charities Bureau before soliciting contributions or engaging in fundraising activities.

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Jobs was a major topic at a candidate forum at SUNY Broome for the 22nd Congressional district Thursday, but climate change came up as well, and there were definite differences in how the three candidates talked about it. 

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new poll finds that Republican Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is edging out her Democratic and third-party rivals in the race to replace retiring Republican Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) in New York's 22nd Congressional District. 

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(WRVO) The Libertarian Party is trying to make a name this political season, which has disaffected some voters from the major political parties. Alex Merced believes a Libertarian option gives him an edge in a race against incumbent Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). 

You could see the contrast in the eyes of the respective candidates' spokespersons, surrogates and family members after the first presidential debate of 2016 had wrapped.

As always, earnest efforts were made on both sides to claim victory — even insist on it — after the nationally televised clash between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"Trump was especially strong on the issues in the first 45 minutes," said former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski on CNN.