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Mondaire Jones
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In New York’s 17th Congressional District, Progressive Mondaire Jones is the leader among seven candidates after Tuesday’s Democratic primary election, according to unofficial results. Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey is not seeking re-election. And while several thousand absentee ballots have yet to be counted, Jones expects to be the Democratic nominee. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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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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National eyes are on two New York Democratic congressional primary races Tuesday in the lower Hudson Valley.

Chris Fink
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With the primary election Tuesday in New York, candidates are making last-ditch efforts in what has been a virtual campaign for most of the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One primary race that has garnered national attention is in the 16th House District, where longtime Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel faces three opponents. Tax attorney, infrastructure finance professional and municipal power expert Chris Fink tells WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne why he’s running.

Sammy Ravelo
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Tuesday is Election Day in New York. In the 16th Congressional District, longtime Congressman Eliot Engel faces a Democratic primary against three others. And while it’s not the first time he has faced such a challenge, analysts say it’s the first time he’s in real danger of losing, and to Progressive Jamaal Bowman. Two other candidates are fighting for the chance, including retired NYPD lieutenant Sammy Ravelo. He spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state will move the April 28th Democratic presidential primary to coincide with the June 23rd state legislative and congressional primaries.

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New York Attorney General Tish James is calling for a suspension of in-person voting ahead of the state’s April presidential primary.

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One week after voters went to the polls, absentee ballots made it official today: a newcomer has won the Democratic primary for Saratoga Springs Commissioner of Finance.

Thursday’s primary elections in New York feature a number of state senate and assembly races in the Hudson Valley.

GOP Candidate For NY Gov: Form A Debate Commission

Aug 23, 2018
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro
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New York gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro wants to ensure voters hear from candidates for statewide offices. The Republican is proposing the formation of a debate commission.

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The Republican primary for mayor is over in the City of Gloversville, but the campaign between the two candidates on the ballot will continue into the fall.

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On this presidential primary day, the New York Attorney General’s office has already received a higher number of calls and complaints than for past elections. And the office expects more given the state’s closed primary system. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, good government groups want to see the system changed.

9/10/14 Panel

Sep 10, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant Libby Post & Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

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