2014 election http://wrvo.org en Green Party gubernatorial candidate wants to debate Cuomo, Astorino http://wrvo.org/post/green-party-gubernatorial-candidate-wants-debate-cuomo-astorino <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:45:32 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 59379 at http://wrvo.org Green Party gubernatorial candidate wants to debate Cuomo, Astorino In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-128th-assembly-district-race-familiar-matchup-returns <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:07:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59366 at http://wrvo.org In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns Women for Maffei hit back on some Katko comments http://wrvo.org/post/women-maffei-hit-back-some-katko-comments <p></p><p>Some supporters of Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) are pushing back on recent comments made his Republican challenger, John Katko.</p><p>Katko, a former federal prosecutor, has recently said he doesn’t support a law aimed at equalizing pay for women and men. And he says his Catholic faith guides his views on abortion.</p><p><a href="http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/07/race_for_congress_where_republican_john_katko_stands_on_the_issues.html" target="_blank">Those comments to The Post-Standard</a> have upset female supporters of Maffei, a Democrat.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:00:59 +0000 Ryan Delaney 59313 at http://wrvo.org Women for Maffei hit back on some Katko comments Siena Poll finds Cuomo far ahead in governor's race, Common Core unpopular http://wrvo.org/post/siena-poll-finds-cuomo-far-ahead-governors-race-common-core-unpopular <p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:31:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt & Gino Geruntino 59198 at http://wrvo.org Siena Poll finds Cuomo far ahead in governor's race, Common Core unpopular Hochul explains past anti-immigration views http://wrvo.org/post/hochul-explains-past-anti-immigration-views <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate, lieutenant governor candidate Kathy </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is explaining why she now feels differently about undocumented immigrants. </span>Hochul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the former Erie County clerk, once wanted to turn immigrants suspected of being in the country illegally over to federal authorities.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:54:28 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59060 at http://wrvo.org Hochul explains past anti-immigration views Cuomo creates fourth ballot line for reelection http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-creates-fourth-ballot-line-reelection <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo is creating another ballot line for the November elections -- the Women’s Equality line.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59051 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo creates fourth ballot line for reelection Cuomo far outraises GOP gubernatorial opponent http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-far-outraises-gop-gubernatorial-opponent <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition. Now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the state Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58934 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo far outraises GOP gubernatorial opponent GOP candidate for NY attorney general says office isn't political http://wrvo.org/post/gop-candidate-ny-attorney-general-says-office-isnt-political <p>The Republican candidate for state attorney general says the man who holds the office now, and those who served before him, have treated it has a political stepping stone.</p><p>A.G. doesn't stand for "aspiring governor," John Cahill said.</p><p>Cahill was an aide and environmental conservation commissioner to former Gov. George Pataki, a Republican who ran the state from 1995 to 2006.</p><p>Cahill is now challenging Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman&nbsp;for the role of New York's top lawyer.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:44:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58932 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for NY attorney general says office isn't political Maffei picks up endorsement of business leaders http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-picks-endorsement-business-leaders <p>Rep. Dan Maffei has picked up the endorsement of an informal group of central New York business and economic leaders.</p><p>About two dozen executives are backing the Syracuse Democrat in his bid for re-election against Republican John Katko.</p><p>Eric Mower, of the advertising firm Eric Mower and Associates, says he’s neither a Republican nor Democrat and he supported former Rep. Jim Walsh, a Republican.</p><p>But he says has focused on the issues facing the region.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:41:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58891 at http://wrvo.org Maffei picks up endorsement of business leaders Statewide GOP candidates follow Astorino's lead to secure anti-Common Core ballot line http://wrvo.org/post/statewide-gop-candidates-follow-astorinos-lead-secure-anti-common-core-ballot-line <p>Republicans vying for statewide office continue pushing an anti-Common Core ballot line they’re trying to get in place for the November elections.<br /><br />Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced this week that he’s trying to create a ballot line called “Stop the Common Core.” Now, other statewide GOP hopefuls are explaining why they like the idea.<br /><br />Bob Antonocci, who's running for state comptroller, says Common Core was something forced on the state with the promise of federal dollars.<br /> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:02:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58700 at http://wrvo.org Statewide GOP candidates follow Astorino's lead to secure anti-Common Core ballot line Astorino challenges Cuomo to eight debates http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-challenges-cuomo-eight-debates <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Republican challenger for governor, Rob </span>Astorino<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, has proposed multiple debates in locations around the state with incumbent </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo. The governor has so far not accepted any.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:33 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58701 at http://wrvo.org Astorino challenges Cuomo to eight debates Moss emphasizes importance of Fort Drum during visit to North Country http://wrvo.org/post/moss-emphasizes-importance-fort-drum-during-visit-north-country <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:06:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58684 at http://wrvo.org Moss emphasizes importance of Fort Drum during visit to North Country Cuomo primary challenger predicts she'll have 45,000 petition signatures by Thursday deadline http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-primary-challenger-predicts-shell-have-45000-petition-signatures-thursday-deadline <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Zephyr </span>Teachout<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Democratic primary challenger to </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo, expects to file more than 40,000 signatures late Thursday to obtain a place on the ballot for the September primary voting.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:13:52 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58625 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo primary challenger predicts she'll have 45,000 petition signatures by Thursday deadline GOP candidate for governor will also run on anti-Common Core ballot line http://wrvo.org/post/gop-candidate-governor-will-also-run-anti-common-core-ballot-line <p>The Republican candidate for governor in New York is petitioning to run on a new ballot line that capitalizes on public opposition to the new Common Core learning standards.</p><p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino is gathering signatures to run on a third ballot line in November. In addition to the GOP and Conservative party slots, Astorino has begun a new ballot line called Stop Common Core. He admits it could give Democrats and others who are reluctant to vote for the Republican Party another option.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 58547 at http://wrvo.org GOP candidate for governor will also run on anti-Common Core ballot line Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies http://wrvo.org/post/katko-calls-out-maffei-gas-and-energy-policies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As central New Yorkers hop in their cars to head off for the holiday weekend, the </span>24th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District race is focusing on gas prices and energy policy.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:25:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58284 at http://wrvo.org Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies Hanna defeats Tenney in GOP primary for 22nd District http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-defeats-tenney-gop-primary-22nd-district <p>Rep. Richard Hanna is all but guaranteed a third term in the House of Representatives after he beat back a challenge from the political right in Tuesday's Republican Party primary.</p><p>Hanna, R-Barneveld,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;came out on top in a challenge from the more conservative Claudia&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tenney</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a state&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">assemblywoman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She said Hanna was too moderate.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 05:31:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Matt Richmond 57868 at http://wrvo.org Hanna defeats Tenney in GOP primary for 22nd District Stefanik wins GOP 21st Congressional District primary http://wrvo.org/post/stefanik-wins-gop-21st-congressional-district-primary <p>After entering the race as a complete unknown last year, Elise Stefanik won the Republican Party primary in New York's 21st Congressional District Tuesday night by a commanding margin over Matt Doheny.<br /><br />Stefanik, a 29-year-old political analyst, overcame non-existent name recognition, opposition from some senior GOP leaders, and claims that she was a "carpetbagger" from outside the North Country district.<br /> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:52:04 +0000 David Sommerstein & Brian Mann 57867 at http://wrvo.org Stefanik wins GOP 21st Congressional District primary Primary results: Stefanik victorious in 21st Congressional District; Hanna wins in 22nd http://wrvo.org/post/primary-results-stefanik-victorious-21st-congressional-district-hanna-wins-22nd <p><strong>11:05 pm:</strong> Rep. Richard Hanna (R-Barneveld) declares victory over Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney in Republican primary in 22nd Congressional District. There is no Democrat running in the general election in November.</p><p><strong>10:38 pm</strong>: Republican candidate Matt Doheny concedes to Elise Stefanik in the race to be the party's nominee for the 21st Congressional District in November.</p><p>The 21st district covers the North Country and is currently represented by Rep. Bill Owens (D), who announced his retirement earlier this year.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 02:47:01 +0000 WRVO News 57866 at http://wrvo.org Hanna, Tenney to face off in Congressional primary Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-tenney-face-congressional-primary-tuesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some national conservative political pundits are comparing the Republican primary in the </span>22nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District in New York state tomorrow to the Virginia primary race that saw a Tea Party candidate beat an established Republican Party leader.</span></p><p>The race has some of the same themes as that Virginia primary, with a moderate main street Republican looking to keep his seat, in the wake of a challenge from a more conservative Tea Party Republican.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:17:29 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57757 at http://wrvo.org Hanna, Tenney to face off in Congressional primary Tuesday David Holwerk on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/david-holwerk-campbell-conversations <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, host Grant Reeher talks with the David Holwerk, Director of Communications for the Kettering Foundation and a long-time print journalist, about the problems with American democracy and constructive citizen engagement, and what the Foundation is doing to try to address them.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:16:58 +0000 Grant Reeher 57821 at http://wrvo.org David Holwerk on The Campbell Conversations Cuomo could get a primary challenger http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-could-get-primary-challenger <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo might have a primary challenger. Zephyr </span>Teachout<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Fordham University law professor and activist, announced she’s collecting signatures to be on the September Democratic primary ballot.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:17:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57436 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo could get a primary challenger Cuomo downplays chances of end-of-session agreements http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-downplays-chances-end-session-agreements <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo is downplaying the chances of any major agreements before the legislative session ends later this month.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57070 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo downplays chances of end-of-session agreements Women's equality supporters say fall elections are next battleground http://wrvo.org/post/womens-equality-supporters-say-fall-elections-are-next-battleground <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats and their allies in the legislature say there’s little chance anything major can be accomplished in the remaining days of the legislative session. Those pushing a Women’s Equality Act are already looking ahead to the fall campaigns as the next step.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57069 at http://wrvo.org Hanna will not debate primary opponent before primary day June 24 http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-will-not-debate-primary-opponent-primary-day-june-24 <p></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:31:56 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57017 at http://wrvo.org Hanna will not debate primary opponent before primary day June 24 Uncertainty over what legislature can accomplish with 8 days left http://wrvo.org/post/uncertainty-over-what-legislature-can-accomplish-8-days-left <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2014 legislative session has just eight working days left to go, with the closing day scheduled for </span><span data-term="goog_2133013305" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">June 20</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. As lawmakers prepare to return for the final two weeks, there’s uncertainty whether anything will get done, now that </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo has publicly vowed to try to oust the current Senate leadership.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57004 at http://wrvo.org Uncertainty over what legislature can accomplish with 8 days left Green Party candidate says his chances are improving http://wrvo.org/post/green-party-candidate-says-his-chances-are-improving <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Green Party candidate for governor, making a statewide tour, says there’s always been an alternative, left-leaning candidate for governor and he says his chances to win votes are now better than ever.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:13:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 56847 at http://wrvo.org Green Party candidate says his chances are improving Cuomo says he's proud of lack of partisanship in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-hes-proud-lack-partisanship-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 http://wrvo.org Cuomo says he's proud of lack of partisanship in Albany Doheny says attack ad launched againgst him crosses a line http://wrvo.org/post/doheny-says-attack-ad-launched-againgst-him-crosses-line <p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:22:10 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56826 at http://wrvo.org Howie Hawkins says Green Party has a shot at victory http://wrvo.org/post/howie-hawkins-says-green-party-has-shot-victory <p></p><p>Green Party politician&nbsp;Howie Hawkins says a third party candidate has a chance to win the governorship.</p><p>The left-leaning <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-happy-gain-working-families-party-endorsement" target="_blank">Working Families Party has endorsed</a> Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat running for reelection, but some members of the party weren’t happy with the choice.</p><p>Hawkins, a perennial progressive candidate for office, sees that as an opportunity.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:36:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56785 at http://wrvo.org Howie Hawkins says Green Party has a shot at victory Pelosi kicks off bus tour on women's issues in Seneca Falls http://wrvo.org/post/pelosi-kicks-bus-tour-womens-issues-seneca-falls <p>House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi kicked off a multi-state bus tour in upstate New York in an appeal to women to vote for Democrats in November's election.</p><p>Pelosi was joined by various New York Democratic Congresswomen and female candidates for the house of representatives. The bus tour started Sunday in Seneca Falls, where Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-Rochester) and the Democrat candidate from the 23<sup>rd</sup> district in the Finger Lakes area, Martha Robertson, joined the minority leader.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:08:36 +0000 Catherine Loper 56695 at http://wrvo.org Pelosi kicks off bus tour on women's issues in Seneca Falls