2012 election http://wrvo.org en Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand http://wrvo.org/post/sen-gillibrand-focuses-family-issues-raise-her-brand Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is introducing legislation with other lawmakers Thursday that would change how the military handles sexual assault cases. The proposal would let military prosecutors — rather than commanders — decide whether to bring serious military crimes to trial.<p>It's the latest high-publicity move for a senator who was virtually unknown four years ago when she was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's senate seat. Thu, 16 May 2013 13:16:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 37919 at http://wrvo.org Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand Ashley Bryant on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/ashley-bryant-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Working in the key battleground state of Ohio, Ashley Bryant was an integral player in President Obama’s internet-based mobilization effort in the 2012 election.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Bryant—the Ohio digital director for the President’s campaign—recounts her experiences on the ground and in the trenches, explains how the campaign integrated the Internet into its strategy, and reflects on how marketing a political brand is both similar to and different from marketing a commercial brand.</span></font></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:21:53 +0000 Grant Reeher 33517 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's support for state Senate coalition is conditional http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-support-state-senate-coalition-conditional <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has maintained that he has stayed out of the New York state Senate leadership fight, is now endorsing a newly formed coalition of Senate Republicans and five Democrats, but with some conditions. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:53:15 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30146 at http://wrvo.org Matt Bennett on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/matt-bennett-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">After the barrage of negative campaign ads, nightly robo calls, and daily mailers, most central New Yorkers are probably thinking, Whew!&nbsp; Glad <i>that</i><i>’s</i> over.&nbsp; But the time after “the day after” has just begun. </span></font></p><p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:43:03 +0000 Grant Reeher 28996 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle concedes 24th District race to Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-concedes-24th-district-race-maffei <p>Republican congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle stepped out of the federal office building in downtown Syracuse this afternoon, gave county party chair Tom Dadey a hug, and conceded the race for New York's 24th Congressional District to Democrat Dan Maffei. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 20:59:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28912 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle concedes 24th District race to Maffei Anti-fracking candidates didn't fare well http://wrvo.org/post/anti-fracking-candidates-didnt-fare-well <p>Anti-fracking sentiment in the Southern Tier was felt at the polls when candidates opposed to drilling were beaten up and down the ballot Tuesday. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:29:14 +0000 Catherine Loper 28838 at http://wrvo.org Democrats appear to have taken control of State Senate http://wrvo.org/post/democrats-appear-have-taken-control-state-senate <p>Democrats appear to have taken over the State Senate, by a narrow margin. Some races were still being tallied, and others may be headed to a recount. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:43:47 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28761 at http://wrvo.org Democrats appear to have taken control of State Senate Stirpe reclaims Assembly seat from Miller http://wrvo.org/post/stirpe-reclaims-assembly-seat-miller <p>Democrat Al Stirpe is once again a New York State Assemblyman after defeating Republican Don Miller for a seat that was once Stirpe's. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:17:39 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28759 at http://wrvo.org Owens holds on to North Country congressional seat http://wrvo.org/post/owens-holds-north-country-congressional-seat <p>Democrat Bill Owens survived one of the most costly and bitter political campaigns in North Country history last night. He defeated Republican businessman Matt Doheny by about 4,000 votes. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:00:02 +0000 Brian Mann & David Sommerstein 28758 at http://wrvo.org Ritchie defeats Tresidder in 48th state Senate district http://wrvo.org/post/ritchie-defeats-tresidder-48th-state-senate-district <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Incumbent Republican state Senator Patty Ritchie easily won reelection in the 48<sup>th</sup> district, covering Jefferson, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties. She beat Democrat Amy Tresidder by a more than two-to-one margin. Now, Ritchie looks ahead to tackling the economic issues facing the state. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:45:16 +0000 Joanna Richards 28727 at http://wrvo.org Ritchie defeats Tresidder in 48th state Senate district Regional Election Returns http://wrvo.org/post/regional-election-returns <p>We have compiled the latest on results for closely contested area campaigns. This page offers returns for the candidates competing for the 21st, 22nd, and 24th&nbsp;Congressional District seats, the 48th state senate seat and the 127th&nbsp;Assembly seat.</p><p><strong>Last updated: </strong>11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 7</p><p></p><p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:15:32 +0000 WRVO News 28455 at http://wrvo.org Regional Election Returns Hanna victorious in 22nd congressional district http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-victorious-22nd-congressional-district <p>After a final day of intense campaigning, Republican incumbent Richard Hanna won his second term as a New York state congressman last night, beating Democrat challenger Dan Lamb for the seat in the newly redrawn 22nd congressional district. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:41:14 +0000 Luke Tubia 28722 at http://wrvo.org Hanna victorious in 22nd congressional district Hanna and Lamb crisscross the 22nd in a last push for votes http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-and-lamb-crisscross-22nd-last-push-votes <p>Congressman Richard Hanna and his opponent Dan Lamb spent election day crisscrossing the 22nd congressional district today asking constituents for their votes.</p><p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 21:50:21 +0000 Catherine Loper & Ryan Delaney 28703 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo allows storm victims to vote at any polling site http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-allows-storm-victims-vote-any-polling-site <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to issue an executive order that will allow residents displace by superstorm Sandy to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site in the state. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28654 at http://wrvo.org Election officials preparing for a big day http://wrvo.org/post/election-officials-preparing-big-day <p>Election Day is here at last and polling places across upstate New York are prepared to be busy, because presidential election years tend to boost turnout. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28650 at http://wrvo.org Election officials preparing for a big day Catholic faith affects voters differently http://wrvo.org/post/catholic-faith-affects-voters-differently <p>As Election Day approaches, is there such a thing as a catholic vote? &nbsp;Catholics make up a quarter of the voting electorate, but they don't vote in lockstep. &nbsp;Roman Catholic teachings can take a Catholic voter to both ends of the political spectrum. Sun, 04 Nov 2012 11:01:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28557 at http://wrvo.org Wendy Long a long-shot for Senate http://wrvo.org/post/wendy-long-long-shot-senate <p>WRVO News is interviewing regional candidates who are running in contested races.&nbsp; Wendy Long, a Republican attorney from Manhattan is running a long-shot race against incumbent Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Long about why she's running, the economy and the importance of women in this year's election.</p><p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 12:15:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 28495 at http://wrvo.org Wendy Long a long-shot for Senate DeFrancisco keeps a watchful eye on state Senate elections http://wrvo.org/post/defrancisco-keeps-watchful-eye-state-senate-elections <p>With two Republican state senators retiring, the GOP could lose their slim majority in the New York State Senate on Tuesday. Senator John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) said he doesn’t want Democrats to lead the state Senate, as they did briefly in 2009 and 2010.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:32:04 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 28530 at http://wrvo.org DeFrancisco keeps a watchful eye on state Senate elections Rozum accuses GOP donors of trying to "game the election" http://wrvo.org/post/rozum-accuses-gop-donors-trying-game-election <p>The Green Party's candidate for central New York's congressional seat is giving away some recent large campaign contributions she received. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28469 at http://wrvo.org Rozum accuses GOP donors of trying to "game the election" Poll shows Doheny-Owens race in statistical tie http://wrvo.org/post/poll-shows-doheny-owens-race-statistical-tie <p>The two candidates running for the North Country's congressional seat are in a statistical tie, according to the latest poll from Siena College. Republican Matt Doheny trailed incumbent Democrat Bill Owens by 13 points in Siena's last poll seven weeks ago. Owens now leads by just one point in the poll released today, which showed the Democrat receiving 44 percent support, to Doheny's 43 percent. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:15:01 +0000 Catherine Loper 28464 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows Doheny-Owens race in statistical tie Socialist candidate running for president in New York http://wrvo.org/post/socialist-candidate-running-president-new-york <p>Third party candidates for president generally don't get much publicity and most of the time don't get enough votes to make a difference in a presidential election. But advancing a cause is reason enough for one third party candidate to run. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:20:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28378 at http://wrvo.org Socialist candidate running for president in New York Cuomo brings popularity to Syracuse to stump for Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-brings-popularity-syracuse-stump-maffei <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought his high popularity numbers to Syracuse Friday to campaign with a fellow Democrat who is in a tight congressional race. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:27:28 +0000 Ryan Delaney 28171 at http://wrvo.org Poll predicts Gillibrand "blow out" win http://wrvo.org/post/poll-predicts-gillibrand-blow-out-win <p>A new poll finds that Democrat incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is poised for a record breaking win on election day, with a more than 40-point lead over Republican challenger Wendy Long. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:06:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28170 at http://wrvo.org Hanna & Lamb debate who is best for 22nd district http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-lamb-debate-who-best-22nd-district <p>The Rome Area Chamber of Commerce yesterday hosted a debate between the candidates for the new 22nd Congressional district, incumbent Republican Congressman Richard Hanna and Democrat challenger Dan Lamb. The district stretches from the eastern portion of Oswego county down through Binghamton.&nbsp; Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:57:40 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28145 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo to start campaigning on behalf of other candidates http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-start-campaigning-behalf-other-candidates <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will soon be hitting the campaign trail... for other candidates. While the governor is not up for reelection himself until 2016, at a cabinet meeting Monday in Albany, Cuomo said that with this year's election just over two weeks away, endorsements and campaign events to get out the vote matter. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:26:09 +0000 Catherine Loper 27932 at http://wrvo.org Former President Clinton energizes Maffei supporters http://wrvo.org/post/former-president-clinton-energizes-maffei-supporters <p>The troops in the Dan Maffei for Congress campaign have been energized after the visit of former President Bill Clinton in Syracuse last week.&nbsp; Clinton gave Maffei supporters talking points for the campaign. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:22:13 +0000 Ellen Abbott 27906 at http://wrvo.org Former President Clinton energizes Maffei supporters Hanna-Lamb race takes to the TV airwaves http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-lamb-race-takes-tv-airwaves <p>Congressman Richard Hanna has released his first television ad in his re-election bid. The Republican incumbent is running against Democrat Dan Lamb. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:00:44 +0000 Catherine Loper 27746 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand and Long square off in only debate in Senate race http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-and-long-square-only-debate-senate-race <p>Voters got their only chance to watch the candidates for U.S. Senate from New York State debate last night.&nbsp; The two candidates tangled&nbsp; on issues ranging from abortion to hydrofracking. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:17:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 27742 at http://wrvo.org No plans yet for Cuomo to campaign for congressional candidates http://wrvo.org/post/no-plans-yet-cuomo-campaign-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 http://wrvo.org GOP state senator who voted for gay marriage drops out of race http://wrvo.org/post/gop-state-senator-who-voted-gay-marriage-drops-out-race <p>The Republican state senator who lost a primary after voting for gay marriage is dropping out of the race. Senator Roy McDonald says he will not campaign on the Independence Party line in the general election and will instead back his former primary opponent.&nbsp; Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:40:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26730 at http://wrvo.org