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BOE invalidates Malick’s independent Senate petitions

State election commissioners have voided Democratic Senate candidate Pramilla Malick’s independent petition for the 42nd Senate District after ruling that more than a third of the 3,342 signatures she submitted were invalid. The elimination of 1,193 signatures left Malick with 2,149, below the 3,000-name minimum she needed to run on a “Stop Corruption Party” ballot [...]

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Maloney leads Dem AG rivals in late fundraising

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has reported raking in more than $260,000 in campaign contributions greater than $1,000 for his attorney general run so far in September, swamping the combined amount collected by all three Democratic rivals competing with him in a primary on Thursday. The 24-hour notices filed by the campaigns indicate the Cold Spring [...]

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O’Donnell mocks Maloney for AG campaign travels

Republican House candidate Jim O’Donnell mocked Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney for campaigning around the state for the attorney general Democratic primary, asking “have you seen your congressman?” in a press release on Friday. The third-term congressman is competing with three other Democrats in a primary on Thursday, and has been making campaign stops in New [...]

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Metzger wins endorsements from environmental groups

Senate candidate Jen Metzger, who’s competing in a Democratic primary with environmental activist Pramilla Malick on Thursday for the 39th Senate District seat, announced this week the endorsements of the New York League of Conservation Voters and Food & Water Watch, a fellow environmental advocacy group. “Jen Metzger is the champion we need in Albany [...]

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Basile, Skoufis tout latest endorsements in Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Tom Basile announced on Friday the endorsement of the Police Benevolent Association of New York, the union representing about 1,200 police officers and forest rangers who patrol SUNY campuses and New York’s state parks and historic sites. Basile, a Republican Stony Point councilman seeking the 39th Senate District seat that Bill Larkin’s [...]

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Faso declines two debates that exclude Green candidate

Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado criticized Republican Rep. John Faso on Friday for declining two TV debates that would either exclude Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield or let him participate only if at least 5 percent of voters support him in a poll. Faso, a freshman who’s seeking a second term representing New York’s 19th Congressional [...]

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GOP mega-donor gave Basile $2,500 in April

A Republican mega-donor from Illinois who reportedly has poured millions into this year’s congressional races and supported Roy Moore’s Senate campaign last year also opened his checkbook for a Republican state Senate candidate in the Hudson Valley. Richard Uihlein, whose emerging prominence as a GOP financier was chronicled in Politico in March, donated $2,500 in [...]

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CVA activist endorses Malick for Senate

An activist crusading for passage of the stalled Child Victims Act held a rally in Goshen on Thursday with state Senate candidate Pramilla Malick and endorsed her. Gary Greenberg, founder of Protect NY Kids and the Fighting for Children PAC, has been campaigning with Democratic Senate candidates to support legislation for victims of childhood sexual abuse [...]

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Metzger campaign challenges Malick’s independent petition

State Senate candidate Jen Metzger’s campaign announced Tuesday that it had filed objections to fellow Democrat Pramilla Malick’s independent petition for the 42nd Senate District that allege that more than a third of its signatures were invalid or had flaws that could disqualify them. Metzger’s campaign manager, Kelleigh McKenzie, said in a press release that [...]

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Nurses, public employees unions endorse Skoufis for Senate

A state nurse’s union and a national union for state and local government workers have endorsed Assemblyman James Skoufis in the 39th Senate District race, adding to a litany of labor endorsements for the Woodbury Democrat. The support announced on Friday came from the New York State Nurses Association, which represents about 42,000 registered nurses, [...]

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    Chris McKenna covers Orange County government and politics for the Times Herald-Record. He has been a reporter at the newspaper since 1999. Read Full

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