New York state Democrats en North Country candidate Democrat Aaron Woolf says media silence is not inaction <p></p><p>The elusive Democrat who's running for Bill Owens' seat is meeting privately with local leaders across the 21st Congressional District. Documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf met with Warren County Democrats in Lake George Wednesday night after visiting the St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in Canton.<br /><br />It's been more than three weeks since party leaders endorsed Woolf. Even though he's barely spoken with the media, Woolf says he's been busy.</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:36:57 +0000 David Sommerstein 52302 at North Country candidate Democrat Aaron Woolf says media silence is not inaction Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor <p>Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" that she will replace Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election bid next year.</p><p>The Republican county executive's name popped up in the news as rumors have grown recently that <a href="" target="_blank">Duffy will step down</a>. Mahoney endorsed Cuomo, a Democrat, in his initial election bid and the two have remained close allies.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:55:34 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46005 at Mahoney says it's "pure rumor" she'll be lieutenant governor One Democrat unhappy with Mayor Miner's leadership of the party <p>While Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is busy rallying Democrats across New York state as part of her role as co-chair of the New York State Democratic Party, one Syracuse Democrat is accusing her of dividing the party in her hometown.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 13:16:15 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38313 at Cuomo and Miner together for first time since disagreement <p>Today marks the first visit by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Syracuse since early October -- and the first public meeting between Cuomo and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner since a widely-publicized difference of opinion between the two.</p><p>The disagreement was over how the state should help cities like Syracuse deal with financial stress. Miner calls it nothing more than political soap opera, fueled by the media. Wed, 22 May 2013 20:47:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38280 at Cuomo and Miner together for first time since disagreement Miner says new Senate coalition could solve problems <p>The newly-created New York state Senate leadership coalition has further divided Democrats. Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered his conditional support, and at least one other party leader -- Democrat state party co-chairwoman Stephanie Miner -- agrees. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:14:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30147 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 Leading Democratic state Senator says party should unite <p>A leading Democratic Senator says wayward Democrats should get in line with the others in their party, and form a majority to run the Senate when the new session starts in January.&nbsp; Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:48:26 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29250 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 No plans yet for Cuomo to campaign for congressional candidates <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn’t have any set plans to bring his sky-high approval rating to a tight central New York congressional race.<br><br>Cuomo said during a visit in Syracuse on Tuesday that he’ll be making endorsements soon. But he doesn’t know yet if he’ll be campaigning for Democratic candidate Dan Maffei. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:51:21 +0000 Ryan Delaney 26956 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