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NY 46th Senate District

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A Green Party member has joined the race for the 46th district in the New York Senate. 

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New York state Senator George Amedore announced over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend that he will not seek re-election in 2020. Two Democratic candidates already running for the 46th District seat say their own campaigns are advancing unchanged.

A Woodstock Democrat is once again running for New York’s 46th Senate District seat – held by Republican George Amedore.

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This November, the balance of power in the New York State Senate will be determined. A Democratic political newcomer is challenging a two-term Republican Senator in the newest district in New York — the 46th. 

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The race for New York’s 46th state Senate district pits Republican Senator George Amedore against Democratic hopeful Sara Niccoli.

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New York's 46th state Senate district candidates presented their campaign issues and agendas last night at the Guilderland Public Library during a “Meet The Candidates” event.

At STAR Plaza: U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, Olive Niccoli, Sara Niccoli and NY State Senator Neil Breslin. Niccoli also made campaign stops the same day in Kingston, Athens and Amsterdam.
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New York State Police have been asked to investigate threatening online comments directed at state Senate candidate Sara Niccoli, whose Quaker faith prohibits her from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. 

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Montgomery County Town of Palatine supervisor Sara Niccoli has kicked off a campaign to unseat Republican George Amedore  in New York’s 46th state Senate District.  The Democrat recently sat down with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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The campaign for New York’s 46th state Senate District contest has become one of the closest-watched races, ever since the district was created after the last round of redistricting.

Democrats argued the 46th was carved out specifically for then-Assemblyman George Amedore, but one of their own, Cecilia Tkaczyk, won the first two-year term. Amedore rebounded to take the seat in 2014. He's up for re-election this year and recently sat down with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

At STAR Plaza: U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, Olive Niccoli, Sara Niccoli and NY State Senator Neil Breslin. Niccoli also made campaign stops the same day in Kingston, Athens and Amsterdam.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Montgomery County Town of Palatine supervisor Sara Niccoli has kicked off a campaign to unseat Republican George Amedore  in New York’s 46th state Senate District.  The announcement was made at Star Plaza.