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Faso, Delgado trade jabs over “age tax” claim in TV ad

Rep. John Faso went after Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado for charging in a recent TV commercial that the bill Faso supported last year in Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would have let health insurers hike premiums for older enrollees – a cost increase that the AARP dubbed an “age [...]

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Actress Diane Neal wins court appeal to be on ballot for NY19 race

Actress Diane Neal won her court appeal on Monday to appear on the ballot for the 19th Congressional District race as an independent candidate. Last month, the state Board of Elections invalidated the former ”Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” actress’ petition. Of the 4,181 signatures that Neal filed, the board found 1,852 were invalid, leaving [...]

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Sussman proposes debates with other AG candidates

Michael Sussman, the Orange County civil rights attorney running for attorney general on the Green Party line, suggested on Friday that the Democratic and Republican candidates for that office hold a series of televised debates with him so voters “know of our records, our accomplishments, our flaws.” “They need to make an informed choice, and [...]

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Former aide charged with forging signatures on assemblyman’s petition

A former aide to Assemblyman Brian Miller was charged with five felony counts of forgery this week for allegedly forging voters’ signatures on Miller’s Conservative Party petition. Kajus Normantas, a 22-year-old Albany resident, was arraigned in Albany City Court on Wednesday and released to await further court action, state police said in a press release. [...]

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Maloney raised $755,000 in last two weeks of AG race

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney came up short in the Democratic primary for attorney general on Thursday, but not for lack of campaign funds. The third-term congressman pulled in almost $755,000 in campaign donations of $1,000 or more in the final two weeks of the race, a fundraising feat that dwarfed the big-dollar donations to his [...]

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Skoufis, Rabbitt keep Reform lines in write-in primaries

Senate candidates James Skoufis and Annie Rabbitt both beat back write-in challenges on Thursday to keep the Reform Party ballot line for the general election. Skoufis, a Woodbury Democrat running for the 39th Senate District seat, and Rabbitt, a Greenwood Lake Republican seeking the 42nd District, both had been cross-endorsed to run on the low-vote [...]

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Delgado leads Faso in Monmouth poll

Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado led Republican Rep. John Faso by as much as six percentage points in a Monmouth University poll that offered two ways to read the results based on voter turnout in November in the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District. Delgado, an attorney who lives in Rhinebeck, led the freshman congressman [...]

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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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