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CWA endorses Rhodes in NY19 race

Democratic congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes touted the endorsement of the Communication Workers of America on Friday in his bid for his party’s nomination next month to challenge freshman Republican Rep. John Faso. Rhodes, an Ulster County native and former deputy press secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is one of seven Democrats competing in a Democratic [...]

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Basile touts Orange Republican Committee endorsement

Orange County Republican Committee members endorsed Stony Point Councilman Tom Basile on Thursday night to run for the state Senate seat Bill Larkin is vacating. Basile said in a statement afterward that he’s been campaigning for two years and was “humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received from people across our area. I want [...]

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United Monroe will stay neutral in 2018 elections

Leaders of the United Monroe citizens group declared this week they won’t endorse state and federal candidates in this year’s elections, taking one large voting bloc out of play in the looming battle for the state Senate seat that Republican Bill Larkin is vacating. In an emailed announcement on Monday, United Monroe’s executive committee touted [...]

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Senate GOP proposes fund for victims of child sex abuse (updated)

Senate Republicans have proposed creating a $300 million state fund to pay victims of childhood sex abuse rather then letting them sue abusers and institutions as a potential compromise on long-stalled legislation. The bill introduced on May 10 by Sen. Cathy Young would allow abuse victims barred from suing because of New York’s statute of [...]

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Ryan campaign ad calls for assault rifle ban

Congressional candidate Pat Ryan has a new TV ad that begins airing today in which he invokes his background as an Iraq war veteran and uses jarring images of children donning military gear to call for a ban on assault rifles. Ryan, one of seven Democrats who will compete in a June 26 primary in [...]

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Citizen Action endorses Delgado in NY19 race (updated)

The progressive group Citizen Action has chosen Rhinebeck attorney Antonio Delgado as its preferred candidate among the seven Democrats competing to challenge Republican Rep. John Faso for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat. “Citizen Action and its members are excited to be standing behind Antonio’s campaign,” Quintin Cross, lead organizer for Citizen Action’s Hudson Valley [...]

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Maloney is considering bid for attorney general (updated)

A source close to Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney said Wednesday that the third-term Democrat is considering running for New York attorney general in the wake of Eric Schneiderman’s resignation, a surprise this week that has set off a burst of competition for an office that was not on the political radar. The source said Maloney [...]

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Maloney, Faso respond to U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuke deal (updated)

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney criticized the Trump administation’s announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, saying the deal halted Iran’s march toward having nuclear weapons and should be improved rather than discarded. “Sure, the deal’s not perfect – I’ve said that since it was brokered – but you [...]

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Assembly passes Child Victims Act in 130-10 vote

For the second year in a row, Assembly members from both parties overwhelmingly approved a bill that would give victims of child sexual abuse more time to seek criminal charges or bring lawsuits, and that Senate Republicans have blocked because of a provision the Catholic Church opposes. The Child Victims Act sailed through the Assembly [...]

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Cahill praises Larkin for his decades of service

Among the Democrats with warm words for Republican Sen. Bill Larkin after his retirement announcement on Thurday was Assemblyman Kevin Cahill of Kingston, who said in a statement that Larkin’s “decades of service have helped our communities in innumerable ways.” “Though we frequently found ourselves on opposite sides of various issues, working with ‘The Colonel’ [...]

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