New York State Republican Party en Cuomo says he's proud of lack of partisanship in Albany <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the aftermath of a political endorsement that has shaken up the Capitol, </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo tried to change the subject with two economic development appearances.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56845 at Cuomo says he's proud of lack of partisanship in Albany State GOP selects candidates for comptroller and attorney general <p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:13:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55808 at GOP lieutenant governor choice is SAFE Act opponent <p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:17:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55749 at GOP lieutenant governor choice is SAFE Act opponent Major parties head to NYC suburbs for state conventions <p></p><p>The state’s Republican and Democratic Party conventions will be held over the next couple weeks. Both major parties have chosen to hold them in locations in the New York City suburbs.</p><p>The Republicans go first. They are meeting in Rye Brook in Westchester County May 14.&nbsp; It makes sense for the GOP to hold their convention in a New York City suburb. There is still a small bastion of registered Republicans, and the Republican nominee for governor will be Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:26:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55682 at Onondaga County's Bob Antonacci running for NY comptroller <p></p><p>Onondaga County’s top financial officer will challenge his state-wide counterpart in the November election. Bob Antonacci says he can use the comptroller post to turn around New York.</p><p>Antonacci, the Republican Onondaga County comptroller, is a lawyer and certified public accountant. He says his background on the county level has prepared him for Albany.</p><p>He was asked last week by state GOP officials to challenge Democrat Thomas DiNapoli.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 10:16:38 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55429 at Onondaga County's Bob Antonacci running for NY comptroller Donald Trump rallies Republicans, saying party can win New York <p></p><p>In the words of the infamous Donald Trump, upstate New York has been "abandoned," the state's gun control laws were a "catastrophe" and its pro-business television campaign is "egregious."</p><p>Those were some of the colorful adjectives Trump, a real estate tycoon and reality TV star, used at a Republican Party fundraiser Tuesday night in Syracuse.</p><p>Trump has flirted with a run for governor of New York for a few months, but his speech in front of more than 300 people was to raise money for the party, not announce a bid for governor. He did say that decision is coming soon.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:42:19 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Ellen Abbott 52557 at Donald Trump rallies Republicans, saying party can win New York Republican Astorino takes new campaign for governor to Syracuse <p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:51:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52360 at Republican Astorino takes new campaign for governor to Syracuse Will new state Senate coalition be good for upstate NY? <p>Some supporters of the new state Senate coalition between Republicans and the Independent Democrat Caucus say it will keep upstate New York concerns on the table. Some area politicians believe that wasn't the case when Democrats had control of the New York state Senate in 2009 and 2010. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:14:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30401 at Senate GOP Leader dampens expectations on progressive bills <p>New York state Senate Republicans dampened expectations that their new governing coalition would move quickly on progressive issues championed by Democrats, including a minimum wage increase and public financing of campaigns. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:02:36 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30425 at New state Senate co-leader says coalition can be more effective <p>The new co-leader of the New York stat Senate, Senator Jeff Klein, says he knows the new coalition of five Democrats and around 30 Republicans will have to prove itself in the coming months and deliver on key pieces of legislation. But he says they stand a better chance of success than if just the Democrats alone were in charge of the Senate. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:42:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30203 at Cuomo claims he's staying out of fight for state Senate control <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he is staying out of the on-going battle for control of the New York state Senate, maintaining that he will work with whoever ultimately wins the struggle. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:49:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29808 at Control of state Senate could come down to the wire <p>November's election will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the New York state Senate in the next term, and it could come down to just a few hundred votes in a small number of key Senate contests. Both sides are hopeful that they will be victorious. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 13:27:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28146 at Some GOP state senators use Cuomo's image to bolster campaigns <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is not running for office this year, but his face and name are still appearing in election mailers in many New York homes.&nbsp; That is because state lawmakers from both parties running for reelection are using the popular governor’s image in their campaign literature. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:47:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 27800 at Cuomo says "extremists" challenged pro-gay marriage GOP senators <p>Both pro- and anti-gay marriage forces are claiming victory after a split primary result in two key state senate races. Meanwhile, Governor Andrew Cuomo says two pro-same sex marriage Republican senators who survived primary challengers were targeted by “extremists” within the GOP. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:07:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26602 at Miner speaks out about close state Senate races <p>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is criticizing campaign rhetoric used during one of last week’s state Senate primaries.&nbsp; Three of the four Republican state senators who broke with the party to vote to legalize gay marriage last year faced tough primary battles September 13, and one of those contests turned particularly nasty in the closing days. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:17:37 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Catherine Loper 26164 at State GOP chairman: Paul Ryan will "play well" in NY races <p>The head of the New York state Republican Party predicts that the choice of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as Mitt Romney&rsquo;s vice presidential candidate will be helpful in some portions of New York state.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:28:55 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24321 at Central New York state Senator running unopposed <p>One New York state Senate seat that has been hotly contested in recent years in central New York, will not be this year.&nbsp; Republicans have not been able to come up with anyone to run against Democrat Dave Valesky in the 53rd Senate District.<br /> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:03:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 23280 at NY Senate Democrats hopeful for November <p>A&nbsp;recent poll offers some hope to Senate Democrats who are trying retake the Senate after losing to Republicans two years ago, but the GOP says they are far from worried.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:08:09 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22920 at Cuomo's endorsements of state senators remain up in the air <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will not necessarily endorse Democrats for election to the closely divided New York state Senate, even though he&rsquo;s a Democrat. He says he&rsquo;ll consider candidates on a case by case basis. That stance gives the politically savvy governor a number of options.<br /><br /> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:53:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22474 at GOP on state of the race for Congressional seats in NY <p>New York State will be in the thick of it when it comes to&nbsp; races for Congress this November, because there are more competitive races than usual for house seats&nbsp; in the Empire State.<br /><br /> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:46:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 22355 at