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State raise panel makes no proposals in first meeting (updated)

The four state appointees set to award New York lawmakers their first raises in 20 years finally held their first public meeting on Tuesday, less than four weeks before they must make their decision, and did little more than give perfunctory remarks about their task. In a webcast meeting held in New York City, the [...]

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Maloney competing to lead DCCC

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is one of four House Democrats reportedly competing to become the next chairman of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in an election their caucus is set to hold for leadership positions on Nov. 28. Three publications – The Hill, Roll Call and The Atlantic – all have reported since Saturday that Maloney, [...]

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Cuomo lost Orange and Sullivan, won Ulster

Gov. Andrew Cuomo won a resounding, 22-point re-election victory over Republican challenger Marc Molinaro on Tuesday, but he didn’t fare so well in Orange and Sullivan counties and much of the rest of upstate. Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, won Orange County by 3.7 percentage points and Sullivan County by 12 points, according to the [...]

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Main KJ bloc gave Basile 4,157 votes in Senate race (updated)

Kiryas Joel’s main voting bloc cast 4,157 votes for Republican Tom Basile on Tuesday after the community’s Anash political party endorsed him in his unsuccessful bid for the state Senate seat Bill Larkin is vacating after 28 years, according to the Orange County Board of Elections’ unofficial tallies. The rival Kiryas Joel Alliance, which commands [...]

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Anagnostakis joins Amo in Independence caucus (updated)

The Independence Party caucus on the Orange County Legislature has just doubled in size without an election. Mike Anagnostakis, a Town of Newburgh Republican who has clashed with his party at times, recently announced he’s departing the Legislature’s 15-member Republican caucus and throwing in with Michael Amo, who bolted the GOP a decade ago and [...]

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Main KJ voting bloc backs Basile in Senate race

Kiryas Joel leaders are supporting Republican state Senate candidate Tom Basile in today’s election for the 39th Senate District seat, steering several thousand votes from the Hasidic village’s main voting bloc to Basile. The Anash political group’s endorsement of Basile and the blizzard of votes that guarantees him will be partially offset by the village’s [...]

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Firefighters association endorses Maloney for re-election

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced the endorsement on Friday of the New York State Professional Firefighters Association for his bid for a fourth House term. The Cold Spring Democrat has helped the City of Newburgh Fire Department obtain three federal grants since 2013 to avert layoffs, including a $1.5 million grant he announced in September. [...]

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Three GOP county execs endorse O’Donnell

Three Republican county executives from New York’s 18th Congressional District endorsed their party’s candidate for that seat on Thursday. Jim O’Donnell, a retired police commander, former Orange County deputy executive and current county legislator who’s challenging Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney on Tuesday, touted endorsements from Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Dutchess County Executive Marc [...]

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Delgado ahead of Faso in Monmouth University NY19 Poll

Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado led Republican Rep. John Faso by five points in a Monmouth University poll in New York’s 19th Congressional District. The Rhinebeck attorney received 49 percent support compared to 44 percent for the first-term incumbent, according to poll results released on Tuesday. In a model that anticipates a “surge” of Democratic voters, [...]

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Four mayors endorse Maloney for re-election

Four city mayors in New York’s 18th Congressional District, including one Republican, endorsed Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney for a fourth term in an announcement from Maloney’s campaign on Monday, eight days before the election. “Sean has worked to make sure that Port Jervis gets key federal investments to rebuild our roads and bridges, and [...]

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