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Assemblyman John McDonald, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, businessman Vic Christopher and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy at Quackenbush Square for the Uber launch.
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There were no apparent upsets in Capital Region state legislature races, and an apparent winner has emerged in the race for the 46th state Senate district race.

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The outcome in New York’s 49th state Senate district is yet to be determined.

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After a strong but unsuccessful challenge to Schenectady's Gary McCarthy in the 2019 Democratic mayoral primary, Thearse McCalmon is now running for New York state Senate in the 49th district. The popular incumbent, Republican Jim Tedisco, says he’s proud of his long record in state government.

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Thearse McCalmon this week declared victory in the Democratic Primary for New York state’s 49th Senate District seat against challenger Donovan McCrae. The seat is currently held by Republican James Tedisco, who has served in the state legislature for decades.

Prominent Albany County Democrats including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy called for Morse’s resignation...
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Today is primary day in New York state. Polls opened at noon upstate.

Legislator Karen Johnson
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The first female mayor of Schenectady died Monday.

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy gathered with supporters this morning in the City Hall Rotunda to officially announce that he’s running for a third four-year term.