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On a rainy Wednesday night, Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence addressed about 400 fans at Kenworth of Pennsylvania, a trucking company outside Scranton. He stood between two large truck tractors, under a "Make America Great Again" banner, and discussed industry and integrity. 

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The results of a four-way primary for a New York Senate seat Tuesday night may help Republicans keep control of that house in the long run. 

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Another chapter has unfolded quietly in the drawn-out battle over emails Democratic US Senate candidate Katie McGinty sent and received during her brief stint as Governor Tom Wolf's chief of staff.

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On a state primary day, and during a hotly contested presidential campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday issued a somewhat nonpartisan message to New Yorkers: vote — or don’t complain about the results. 

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For the first time in more than 20 years, the state senate seat in New York's 54th district is open. A crowded field of mostly Republican candidates are vying to replace longtime Republican State Sen. Mike Nozzolio, who's retiring. The district encompasses all or portions of Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, Cayuga, Tompkins and Monroe counties.

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New York state’s Republican Party chairman is talking up Donald Trump and predicted that the GOP presidential candidate will do well in New York state.

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Death numbers from opioid overdoses have become a flash point in Broome County and it may factor into the race for county executive. 

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(WRVO) Democratic congressional candidate Kim Myers toured the Fenner Wind Farm in Madison County on Thursday calling for more renewable energy. Myers said she would support more tax breaks and incentives for renewable energy if she is elected.

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(Harrisburg) -- A new poll shows Donald Trump making up some lost ground in Pennsylvania, a state his campaign has labeled a must-win. Despite his gains over the last month, though, Clinton still leads by a healthy margin.

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Democrats in Tompkins County will have a chance to hear from candidates for the nomination for District Attorney tonight.

 

Tompkins County has to elect a new DA on a rushed schedule. That’s because Gwen Wilkinson resigned last month for health reasons. Her departure came so late that various party committees - not primary voters - will choose the nominees for the general election.

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Republican Donald Trump recently held a roundtable of top campaign officials and allies to discuss national security policy. Two conservative Republican congressmen from Pennsylvania—Tom Marino and Lou Barletta—took part.

Barletta in particular is known as a hard-liner on immigration.

As mayor of Hazelton—which he now represents in Congress—he led a broad, controversial crackdown on illegal immigrants, penalizing businesses that hired them and landlords who rented to them.

He said he and Trump share a similar vision for national immigration policy.

It's been a rough summer for supporters of Donald Trump.

A convention that aimed for harmony had some disharmony. The candidate picked arguments with a Gold Star family and with Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. Polls have shown Trump falling behind.

At a recent rally in Altoona, Pa., Trump told the crowd that the only way he could lose Pennsylvania — a state where he is polling well behind Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — would be in the event of a fix.

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Aug 19, 2016

Pennsylvania has a long history as an important swing state in presidential elections. But over the last decade, approximately, political shifts have kept the state swinging left again and again--Republicans haven't won Pennsylvania since 1988.

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There’s more evidence that the presidential race may be affecting which party controls the New York State Senate. 

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new poll that finds Donald Trump badly trailing Hillary Clinton in the presidential race in New York could be good news for Democrats in the state Senate. 

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What do Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden have in common? They both have roots in Scranton, and they both love talking about it. Biden poked fun at this tendency during his speech Monday at the Riverfront Sports venue in downtown Scranton. 

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In Altoona, Trump shared the spotlight with a number of special guests. After welcoming chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Preibus and Congressman Bill Shuster to the stage to give brief addresses, Trump turned to some local business leaders. 

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During this election season, Here & Now is tracking key U.S. Senate races. In Pennsylvania, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is trying to win a second term this year. He's facing a challenge from Democrat Katie McGinty, and he's also trying to figure out how to handle Donald Trump. 

Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) still hasn’t publicly endorsed Republican Donald Trump for president, and state party officials aren’t too happy about it.

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(WRVO) Republicans in central New York are still angry with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) and his decision to back Democrat Hillary Clinton instead of Republican Donald Trump in the race for president.  

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(Harrisburg) -- With less than 100 days until Election Day, a new poll is showing that the Pennsylvania US Senate race is neck and neck.

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Many high-profile elections this fall feature female candidates, including here in upstate New York; from Democratic challenger Colleen Deacon in central New York's 24th Congressional District to former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, a Democrat running in the 19th Congressional District. 

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(WRVO) Democratic congressional candidate Colleen Deacon is calling out her Republican opponent, Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus), for not criticizing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over comments he made about Gold Star parents of a U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq in 2004.

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(WRVO) Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) added his voice to a chorus of criticism regarding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments to the Muslim parents of an Army captain killed in Iraq.

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Hillary Clinton's run for President of the United States has brought an additional focus on women's rights and to the place where those rights got an important boost in the mid 19th and early 20th century.

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New York State Senate Democrats hope to take leadership of their house away from Republicans in the 2016 elections — and many believe the candidates at the top of the ticket will help them do that.

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf addressed the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday. Watch his speech here.

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Jul 28, 2016
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Governor Cuomo got his moment on the convention stage Thursday night before Hillary Clinton’s speech. 

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While all Democratic eyes are on Philadelphia, Republicans were lining up a few hours north, in Scranton. 

Trump Angles For Blue-Collar Vote In Scranton

Jul 28, 2016
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Riding on a sizeable poll bump following the Republican National Convention, presidential nominee Donald Trump made a beeline for Scranton, PA for his first rally as the GOP's official pick for president.

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