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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.

The Path To Presidential Victory In PA

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.


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


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.

National Women's Hall of Fame

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.


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

Cuomo Speaks To DNC

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.


On Day Three of the Democratic National Convention, Casey Seiler of the Times Union and Karen DeWitt of New York Public Radio sit down with the chief strategist for the Senate Democrats' efforts to retake the State Senate, Senator Mike Gianaris of Queens.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a full schedule Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at showcasing some of his strengths, including supporting LGBT rights and helping the homeless. But first, he shared the stage with Hillary Clinton’s primary opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders.

ConventionCast | Bernie Sanders Delegates React

Jul 26, 2016
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How are the Bernie Sanders delegates feeling after Monday's tumultuous day at the DNC revolving around Hillary Clinton's primary challenger? Casey Seiler of the Times Union and Karen DeWitt of New York Public Radio talk to two Bernie delegates from New York, Assemblyman Phil Steck and working mother Josephine Moore, to find out.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a surprise guest at  the New York delegation breakfast, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. 

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(WXXI) Some say because Hillary Clinton has been a political figure for decades, it's not that big of a deal that her name will appear on the top of the Democratic ticket in November.

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In a discussion on the first day of the Democratic National Conventions seven mayors from six states agreed that there's a disconnect between local governments and their state and federal counterparts.

Trump, Clinton To Stump In PA This Week

Jul 26, 2016
Karen DeWitt

 Pennsylvania is being mentioned as up for grabs in the November presidential election. Both campaigns are showing how important commonwealth voters are by scheduling events this week.

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It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but the focus Monday was on her primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, and his delegates, who continue to stew over a WikiLeaks release of Democratic National Committee emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders. 

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New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner join Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio and Casey Seiler of the Times Union to share their thoughts on the Democratic National Convention, the DNC email controversy, and Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio's relationship.