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2020 Democratic primary

Albany County DA David Soares addresses reporters outside his downtown Albany office.
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Incumbent David Soares is officially on his way to a fifth term after winning the Democratic primary for Albany County District Attorney.

Absentee Ballot Return Envelope
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Absentee ballot counting began today as four candidates in two Democratic primaries in the Capital Region await the final tally.

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There are primary elections for both major parties today in New York’s Hudson Valley. Three Democrats are taking on longtime Congressman Eliot Engel while, next door, seven Democrats are vying for the chance to succeed Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who is not seeking re-election. 

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The Democratic candidates for Albany County District Attorney have solidified their positions going into Tuesday's primary.

Inside Elections Analyst and Reporter Jacob Rubashkin
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The Democratic primary race in New York’s 16th District has longtime Congressman Eliot Engel pitted against three contenders. Analysts say Progressive Jamaal Bowman poses the biggest threat in what they’re calling a possible AOC-type election, referring to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of New York City Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley in 2018. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Inside Elections Analyst and Reporter Jacob Rubashkin about the NY-16 primary.

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Albany County legislator Sam Fein is looking to unseat incumbent John McDonald in the Democratic primary to represent the 108th district in the New York state Assembly. The two recently debated ahead of June 23rd’s election.

A Toporowski lawn sign displayed outside an Albany residence.
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Eleven days before the primary, Albany County district attorney candidate Matt Toporowski picked up two endorsements from two high-ranking area officials late Friday.

District Attorney P. David Soares today announced that an Albany County Grand Jury cleared Albany Police Officer Elston Mackey of any criminal wrongdoing in relation to the death of 20-year-old Schuyler Lake.
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Since announcing his bid for a fifth term in January, Albany County District Attorney David Soares says he’s running on his record in June 23rd’s Democratic primary. Soares spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

A neon yellow cone with "Voting" spraypainted on it sits outside of a school
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Berkshire County residents are hitting the polls today for Super Tuesday. WAMC spoke to some of them this morning in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Two candidates lead the pack about two months before New York's Democratic presidential primary.

New York state Assemblyman John McDonald & Albany County Legislator Sam Fein
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An Albany County legislator will try to unseat the incumbent in the Democratic primary to represent the 108th district in the New York State Assembly. 

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti of the Western New England University poll speaks with WAMC’s Alan Chartock about some of the candidates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Hurricane Dorian, which has become a Category 1 hurricane as it skims the coast of North Carolina, and President Trump's proposals to address gun violence. 

8/1/19 Panel

Aug 1, 2019

     The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, SUNY New Paltz Communications Professor and former NYS Senator Terry Gipson, Associate professor and chair of the Department of Communications at The College of St. Rose, Cailin Brown, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Tuesday's 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate, where U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren clashed with more moderate candidates over the issue of "Medicare for All." 

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's ongoing attacks on the Rev. Al Sharpton and other critics of color, and considers whether the president's racial politics will lose him the vote of suburban women.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock reviews night two of the first 2020 Democratic primary debate, where California U.S. Senator Kamala Harris clashed with former Vice President Joe Biden.