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THE CAMPAIGNS OF CLAUDIA TENNEY AND STEVE WELLS

(WRVO) Two Republican candidates running for the open seat in New York's 22nd Congressional District are feuding over past campaign donations. New Hartford Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney is criticizing her main rival, Cazenovia businessman Steve Wells, for donations he and his company have made in the past to Democrats.

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The results of a so-called "dry run" for a referendum to hike the judicial age limit in Pennsylvania have some people scratching their heads.

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Another primary election day has come and gone in Pennsylvania. So what happened?  WITF's Tim Lambert talks with Dickinson College assistant political science professor Sarah Niebler about what happened in the state's two biggest races.

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Primary Day is less than a week away, and the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania has attracted national attention. Here's my final profile of the candidates: Joe Sestak. If that name sounds familiar, it might be because the former congressman has been here before.

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Two special elections were also held Tuesday for seats vacated by the two former legislative leaders, who resigned after were convicted of felony corruption.

In Pennsylvania's AG Race, Experience Is Everything

Apr 20, 2016
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State Attorney General Kathleen Kane's decision not to run for a second four-year term as she faces a criminal trial this summer left a field of five candidates jockeying for her job. At a recent forum, one candidate in particular came loaded for bear.

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Though Hillary Clinton won the New York Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders saw overwhelming support in the Southern Tier. 

Following widespread irregularities at polls in Brooklyn Tuesday, New York City officials are calling for major reforms at the Board of Elections.

The problem was first identified in a an analysis of state voter enrollment statistics by WNYC's Brigid Bergin. The Board of Elections then confirmed that more than 120,000 voters have been dropped from the rolls in Brooklyn alone since November.

Ahead of today’s New York’s primary, many polls showed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton comfortably ahead of her rival, Bernie Sanders. But Sanders, who has drawn big crowds at his New York rallies, says polls can be wrong. What is the outlook for Sanders in New York and beyond? NPR’s lead political editor Domenico Montenaro addresses that question in his conversation with Here & Now‘s Robin Young.

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It’s presidential primary day in New York state. But New York’s closed primary election process is creating a bit of confusion for some voters.

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Polls open at noon today in central and northern New York for one of the most contested presidential primary in New York state history. Both registered Democrats and Republicans will choose who they want to see as their party’s standard bearer in the race for president. The big push now is to get supporters out to vote.

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Three people are competing for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. In part two of our candidate profiles, we take a look at Katie McGinty. She's worked in both the private and public sector, and McGinty isn't shy to highlight that fact.

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Tuesday is not only New York’s presidential primary. It is also the day for two special elections to replace the disgraced former leaders of the state legislature. 

The next presidential primary battle has arrived in a state with one of the country's largest Asian populations.

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Hillary Clinton's top surrogates - her husband Bill and daughter Chelsea - made visits to Binghamton ahead of Tuesday's primary for president. Bill Clinton spoke at Binghamton University on Saturday, and Chelsea Clinton appeared downtown at the Lost Dog Cafe on Sunday.

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The campaign trail is blazing through Binghamton as another presidential hopeful made a stop. 

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Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz appeared at Binghamton's Forum Theatre on Friday for a conversation with Fox News host Sean Hannity. Cruz faces rivals Donald Trump (NY) and John Kasich (OH) in Tuesday's GOP presidential primary.

The New York State Republican Party’s annual dinner will feature all three GOP presidential candidates.  Likely, it will be the only time they will all be together in one place before Tuesday’s primary.

All five candidates for state attorney general have faced off at a forum in Harrisburg. It's been a low-key race for the state's top law enforcement official, with the presidential race and other contests competing for attention.

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A new poll finds that Bernie Sanders has narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton in the New York Presidential primary race, but Clinton leads in key voting regions.

A pastor in Patchogue, Long Island has asked the Suffolk County Republican Party to move a Donald Trump fundraiser scheduled for tomorrow. Trump is scheduled to speak at a nightclub on the same street where Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero was killed in a 2008 hate crime. Lucero was beaten to death by seven white teenagers.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke to a packed crowd in an airplane hangar at Griffiss International Airport in Rome on Tuesday. Trump hit hard on New York’s economy and the political system.

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As he began a two-day campaign swing through upstate New York, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to a very enthusiastic crowd of around 3,000 at an armory in Albany. He got some of the biggest cheers when he called for nationwide ban on hydrofracking.

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Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at a packed arena in Albany Monday night, where he was repeatedly interrupted by protesters.

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For the first time in 16 years, a presidential candidate visited the greater Binghamton area.

 

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visited Binghamton today, about a week before the Democratic nominee in New York will be selected. Thousands of Sanders supporters enthusiastically flocked downtown to hear him speak.

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Wyoming is sometimes called the Equality State — it had the nation's first female governor and was the first territory to give women the right to vote. But that legacy isn't visible on the floor of the state Senate. Just one of the 30 state senators is a woman.

"I am the queen of the Senate. I have my own little tiara," jokes Bernadine Craft, a Democrat who represents the mining town of Rock Springs.

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(WRVO) Over one hundred Bernie Sanders supporters marched through downtown Syracuse Saturday. They rallied together with music and several chants in support of the Democratic presidential candidate.

Kasich Tells Upstate Voters He's Best Choice For GOP

Apr 11, 2016
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(WRVO) As New York’s April 19 primary vote approaches, Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich started his upstate politicking in Syracuse Friday night at a town hall at Le Moyne College. 

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(WXXI) Just how many people attended a rally for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is open to a bit of debate, with estimates ranging from anywhere from 6,000 to about 9,000 people at JetSmart Aviation Services in Rochester on Sunday. 

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