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Hull makes it close for Sch'dy mayor

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The big surprise for me on Election Day was the closeness of the race between Gary McCarthy and Roger Hull for mayor of Schenectady. I had figured McCarthy would win easily. He is first of all a Democrat in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans almost 2 1/2 to 1, and he is second of all a seasoned political operator who knows how to work the system -- as opposed to Hull, who was making ...

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November 11, 2011
2:54 p.m.

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Too many people knew the real Gary McCarthy and how property taxes have exploded in the past 8 years. In the end all the Democratic mud, mail and robo calls turned off all voters. Roger Hull should have won in a landslide but will win when the paper ballots are counted.