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Gwen Wright [center] and Phil Markham [right] stand with WFP supporters outside Albany GOP Headquarters.
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A candidate for Rensselaer County Executive is alleging the Republican Party is misusing third-party ballot lines.

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New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate — challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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The race to lead Troy is getting tighter.  Since Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia announced he would not seek a second term in office,  a cast of hopefuls moved into the spotlight.  City Council President Rodney Wiltshire was first to officially step forward, in late March. The two-term councilman tells WAMC:   "I wanna put the party politics from the past behind, and get us into the 21st century, which is something that I think Troy desperately deserves."   Wiltshire has picked up The Working Families Party endorsement.

If New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wins reelection on Tuesday, he’s likely to continue to have tensions with the left-leaning members of his party.

It’s coming down to the wire for a decision on whether the Working Families Party endorses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for reelection or not. Talks are ongoing as the Saturday convention approaches.