GOP http://wrvo.org en New York GOP has sights set on winning four key Congressional contests http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-gop-has-sights-set-winning-four-key-congressional-contests <p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:19:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52638 at http://wrvo.org New York GOP has sights set on winning four key Congressional contests Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/katko-selected-gop-designated-candidate-challenge-maffei <p>Former U.S. Attorney John Katko walked out of the Republican convention in Syracuse this weekend as the party designated GOP candidate in the race for central New York's 24th Congressional District. It was the culmination of months of politicking by eight candidates who wanted the chance to unseat democrat Dan Maffei.<br /><br />"Cayuga, Wayne County, Oswego and Onondaga County has selected on the first round of voting to take on Dan Maffei, U.S. Attorney John Katko."<br /> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:22:23 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52123 at http://wrvo.org Katko selected by GOP as designated candidate to challenge Maffei GOP nominates candidate to challenge Maffei http://wrvo.org/post/gop-nominates-candidate-challenge-maffei <p>Former federal prosecutor John Katko has won the endorsement of the Republican Party in the race for the 24th Congressional District. &nbsp;He garnered enough votes out of a field of seven candidates, to get the nomination on one ballot at a GOP convention in Syracuse <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1509901718" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ">Saturday</span></span>. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:02:30 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52086 at http://wrvo.org GOP nominates candidate to challenge Maffei GOP in 24th Congressional District prepares to endorse candidate for November election http://wrvo.org/post/gop-24th-congressional-district-prepares-endorse-candidate-november-election <p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:54:08 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51627 at http://wrvo.org Nearing start of 2014 campaign season, Cuomo yet to have an announced opponent http://wrvo.org/post/nearing-start-2014-campaign-season-cuomo-yet-have-announced-opponent <p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:02:49 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47017 at http://wrvo.org Nearing start of 2014 campaign season, Cuomo yet to have an announced opponent GOP leaders "welcome" Obama to upstate with criticism http://wrvo.org/post/gop-leaders-welcome-obama-upstate-criticism <p></p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:53:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 43011 at http://wrvo.org Assembly GOP Leader calls for special session http://wrvo.org/post/assembly-gop-leader-calls-special-session <p>The Republican leader of the state Assembly is calling for the legislature to return for a special session to wrap up some unfinished business.</p><p>The legislature adjourned at the end of June with no firm plans to meet again before next January, but Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb says there’s too much left to do to wait until next year.</p><p>“I definitely think we should go back,” Kolb said. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:42:03 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42011 at http://wrvo.org Assembly GOP Leader calls for special session Second half of legislative session overshadowed by new scandals http://wrvo.org/post/second-half-legislative-session-overshadowed-new-scandals <p>The second half of New York’s legislative session begins today and it’s likely to be dominated by the response to on going bribery and corruption scandals that came to light while lawmakers were on spring break. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:41:58 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36239 at http://wrvo.org 22-year-old to run for Syracuse Common Council http://wrvo.org/post/22-year-old-run-syracuse-common-council <p>The son of a former Syracuse Common Councilor has announced plans to run for the Syracuse 1st District councilor seat. Joe Carni is the latest of a crop of young candidates Republicans are hoping will revitalize their party in the City of Syracuse. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 20:13:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35162 at http://wrvo.org 22-year-old to run for Syracuse Common Council GOP pushes middle class tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/gop-pushes-middle-class-tax-breaks <p>New York Senate Republicans are pushing for middle class tax breaks in the new state budget, including a return to the New York State School Tax Relief Program property tax rebate checks curtailed in 2009.<br>&nbsp; Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:10:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34273 at http://wrvo.org 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 Schumer speaks to DNC Wednesday http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-speaks-dnc-wednesday <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be one of the featured speakers Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.&nbsp; The senior senator from New York says the 2012 election offers voters a clear choice. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:22:09 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25497 at http://wrvo.org Buerkle on election gender gap and the GOP http://wrvo.org/post/buerkle-election-gender-gap-and-gop <p>The gender gap looms large in the upcoming election. &nbsp;Depending on the polls you look at, women support Democrats over Republicans by 10 to 20 percent but that does not necessarily mean the GOP is abandoning the women's vote, especially in the hotly contested 24th Congressional district race.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 19:52:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25150 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse "nuns on the bus" oppose Republican budget proposal http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-nuns-bus-oppose-republican-budget-proposal <div>The Republican federal budget proposal is being targeted by a Washington-based movement called Nuns on the Bus. Earlier this month, a group of nuns and others from local faith communities traveled around Syracuse in a school bus to spread their message in solidarity with the movement. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 16:51:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25143 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse "nuns on the bus" oppose Republican budget proposal Weekly political addresses feature local congresswoman http://wrvo.org/post/weekly-political-addresses-feature-local-congresswoman <p>Every week, President Barack Obama and a designated Republican office-holder deliver a weekly address to the American public.</p><p>This week, central New York Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle was chosen to give the Republican&#39;s address.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:22:10 +0000 Catherine Loper 22153 at http://wrvo.org GOP primary possibilities http://wrvo.org/post/gop-primary-possibilities <p>The only statewide race in the upcoming June 26 federal primary in New York state, is the contest to see who will take on U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in &nbsp;the November election. &nbsp;But even the state&#39;s top republican doesn&#39;t offer any clues who&#39;s going to win.</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:00:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20856 at http://wrvo.org Senate candidate Wendy Long might have the upper hand in upstate NY http://wrvo.org/post/senate-candidate-wendy-long-might-have-upper-hand-upstate-ny <p>With a little more than a month to go before the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, recent polls show the three candidates vying for a chance to face Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the general election aren&#39;t well known, especially upstate.</p><p>One of those candidates is trying to change that.</p><p>Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos is well known on Long Island; Congressman Bob Turner has a natural base in New York City; that leaves attorney Wendy Long with the rest of the state.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 19765 at http://wrvo.org Presidential candidates skip state GOP dinner http://wrvo.org/post/presidential-candidates-skip-state-gop-dinner <p><a href="http://www.nygop.org/home"><strong>The state Republican Party</strong></a> held it&#39;s annual dinner in New York City five days before the state&#39;s presidential primary. Only one of the remaining candidates was scheduled to speak at the dinner, and it wasn&#39;t Mitt Romney.</p><p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:57:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 17931 at http://wrvo.org