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Cuomo leads Nixon by 31 points in Siena poll

Gov. Andrew Cuomo led Democratic primary challenger Cynthia Nixon by 60 percent to 29 percent in a Siena College poll of likely Democratic primary voters released Tuesday. In a survey of 630 voters taken last week, 67 percent had a favorable view of the Democratic governor, who is running for a third term, and 29 [...]

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CSEA endorses Jacobson in crowded Assembly race

The Civil Service Employees Association has endorsed Jonathan Jacobson, a Newburgh city councilman and former 22-year Orange County Democratic chairman, over four other Democrats and two Republicans vying to replace the late Assemblyman Frank Skartados in the 104th Assembly District. In a campaign announcement, CSEA President Danny Donohue gave Jacobson credit as Democratic chairman for [...]

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CSEA endorses Rabbitt, Amedore and Seward in Senate races

The Civil Service Employees Association has endorsed Republican Senate candidate Annie Rabbitt over either of the two Democrats running to succeed GOP Sen. John Bonacic in the 42nd Senate District. The public employees union also backed Republican incumbents George Amedore and James Seward over their Democratic challengers in two other Senate races touching the Hudson [...]

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Skoufis touts three more union endorsements

Assemblyman James Skoufis has added some large union endorsements in his bid for the 39th Senate District seat, announcing on Monday the support of groups representing workers in the health care, communications and property services fields. The latest unions endorsing the Woodbury Democrat are Communications Workers of America District 1, 32BJ SEIU and 1199SEIU United [...]

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LGBT Victory Fund endorses Maloney in AG Dem primary

A national organization that works to elect LGBT candidates endorsed Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in the Democratic primary race for attorney general and designated him a potential “game changer” for LGBT equality, Maloney’s campaign announced this week. “Sean’s commitment to fighting for the rights of all Americans and his experience and passion as the first [...]

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State pays remaining 2018 salary to Skartados estate

A bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month allowed New York to pay the remainder of the late Assemblyman Frank Skartados’ 2018 salary to his estate, awarding almost $64,000 he would have earned from the time of his death until the end of this year. The payment to the Frank K. Skartados Living Trust [...]

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Faso, GOP colleagues question Cuomo on highway sign flap

Rep. John Faso and five fellow House Republicans from New York released a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday in which they demanded to know what he was doing to correct or remove several hundred tourism promotion signs that the state posted on highways and that could cost it $14 million in federal funding. [...]

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CSEA endorses Skoufis in Senate race

A major public employees union that previously backed Sen. Bill Larkin in his re-election runs has endorsed Democratic Assemblyman James Skoufis in his bid to succeed the retiring senator, rather than the Republican candidate Larkin is supporting. Danny Donohue, president of the statewide Civil Service Employees Association, praised Skoufis’ experience as an assemblyman and a [...]

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Basile gets Independence line for Senate run (updated)

Republican Senate candidate Tom Basile touted the endorsement on Wednesday of the Independence Party, which gives him a coveted third-party ballot line for his race with Assemblyman James Skoufis for the 39th Senate District. Both Basile and Skoufis had petitioned to run on the Independence line, but needed the party’s permission. The party’s endorsement of [...]

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Maloney raises $1.1M in five weeks for AG run

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney raked in $1.1 million in contributions for his attorney general run in a little over a month, only slightly less than the Democrats’ endorsed candidate and far more than the other two candidates in a four-way primary race, according to financial disclosure reports filed this week. The Cold Spring Democrat, a [...]

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