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O’Donnell set to challenge Maloney after GOP rival steps aside

Orange County Legislator James O’Donnell got the Republican Party’s endorsement this week to challenge Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney after fellow Republican candidate Jarred Buchanan stepped aside without a vote by GOP committee members gathered in Poughkeepsie. Buchanan’s concession clears the GOP field for O’Donnell, a retired police commander and former deputy Orange County executive who [...]

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Cahill may face Democratic primary for Assembly seat

The president of a Kingston digital marketing firm has announced plans to challenge Assemblyman Kevin Cahill in a Democratic primary, a rare intra-party contest in a district Cahill has represented for 20 years and that has a 2-to-1 enrollment edge for Democrats. “A community’s choice in a representative should come down to selecting a leader [...]

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Three candidates seek vacant Assembly seat in special election

Two candidates nominated by the Republican and Democratic parties and a political outsider are seeking the Assembly seat that Republican Pete Lopez vacated last year after being appointed by the Trump administration as a regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. A special election will be held April 24 for the seven-county 102nd Assembly District, [...]

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Faso asks IRS to weigh in on Cuomo’s tax proposals

Rep. John Faso has asked the Internal Revenue Service for an advisory opinion on the validity of New York tax changes Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed to circumvent a new federal tax deduction limit set by the Republican tax-code revision in December. In a letter dated Monday and released by Faso’s office on Wednesday, the [...]

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Rhodes wins straw poll after forum for NY19 Dem candidates

Gareth Rhodes scored the highest of the six Democrats hoping to challenge Republican Rep. John Faso in an audience straw poll taken after the candidates spoke at a forum in Mamakating on Saturday, the Sullivan County Democratic Committee announced Tuesday. Committee Chairwoman Donna Schick said that 45 of the roughly 100 attendees cast votes to [...]

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Schumer and Cuomo fall, Trump rises in NY voter polls

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo both took a slide and their sparring partner in the White House rose from the depths in polls of New York voters released by Siena College this week. Among New Yorkers polled by Siena, 52 percent had a favorable opinion of Schumer and 39 percent had a unfavorable [...]

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Marlborough Dems hold forum for NY19 candidates

Six Democrats competing to run against Republican Rep. John Faso for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat will introduce themselves to voters and answer questions at a candidates forum at Malboro High School on Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Marlborough Democratic Committee, will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the auditorium [...]

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Potential Dem challenger for Bonacic opens campaign committee

Rosendale Councilwoman Jen Metzger announced Thursday that she may challenge Republican Sen. John Bonacic for the Senate seat he has held for the last 19 years. Metzger, a Democrat elected to a second term on the Rosendale Town Board in November, created a campaign committee to run for the 42nd Senate District on Wednesday, and [...]

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Lawmakers reschedule primary to avoid Rosh Hashanah

Primaries for state and local offices will take place on a Thursday instead of a Tuesday this September, a scheduling shift lawmakers made to avoid a conflict with Rosh Hashanah. The state Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to move the primary to Sept. 13 from Sept. 11. The Assembly did the same thing about a [...]

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Gardiner Dems, Ulster comptroller endorse Ryan in NY19 Dem race (updated)

Pat Ryan, one of six Democrats vying to challenge Republican Rep. John Faso, announced that the Gardiner Democratic Committee and Ulster County Comptroller Elliott Auerbach have endorsed him. Ryan is a Kingston native and West Point graduate who served two tours as an Army officer in Iraq and has since started two technology companies. He [...]

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