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(WRVO) The three Democrats seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) in New York's 24th Congressional District have competed for endorsements, and argued about their worth. But will they even matter in a year when anti-establishment sentiment has reached a fever pitch?

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(WRVO) Republican Wendy Long is taking another shot at running for U.S. Senate in New York State. The conservative lawyer from New York City lost a race against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand four years ago in a landslide. This year, she’s taking on the man who could become the next Democratic Party leader in the Senate, Charles Schumer.

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WSKG Public Media and the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties hosted a debate featuring candidates in the 22nd District's GOP primary on Thursday, June 16.

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(WRVO) Some central New York Republican officials say there’s a little more excitement at their annual clambake this year, because of presumptive GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

As the race for the Democratic nomination for president comes to a close in the coming weeks, Syracuse supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders are still promoting their candidates.

Buffalo Mayor Likely New Chair Of NY Democrats

May 23, 2016
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(WBFO) Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown today will receive a big promotion to a part-time position. With the backing of Governor Cuomo, he's slated to be elected chair of the State Democratic Committee during a party meeting in Saratoga.

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(WRVO) At a forum hosted by the Greater Syracuse Labor Council, AFL-CIO in Syracuse Wednesday, the three candidates running in the Democratic primary for New York's 24th Congressional District said the strength of labor unions have been decimated in recent decades and argued for tougher federal legislation to protect them and other domestic jobs.

(WRVO) The race in New York's 22nd Congressional District is considered by the Cook Political Report to be one of the most competitive in the nation. At least five candidates are seeking the seat that three-term Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) is vacating at the end of the year. The district stretches from the eastern part of Oswego County to the Mohawk valley to the Southern Tier and includes all or part of eight counties.

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The candidates to replace the retiring Richard Hanna in Congress are set--and there was an unexpected change.

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Governor Cuomo spoke for the first time since news broke that his former close associate is under federal investigation for possibly taking illegal payments from developers who were working on state economic development projects.

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The New York State legislature has been on a three week break. In their absences, federal investigations into aides close to Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have intensified, spurring even more calls for reform. 

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It's not just a presidential year. Area Congressional districts are also being contested this fall. New York's 19th Congressional District has primaries for both parties coming up on June 28th.

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

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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.

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