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Ted Cruz plans campaign stop in Scotia Thursday

SCOTIA

Ted Cruz plans campaign stop in Scotia Thursday

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, currently in second place in the race to win the Republican presidential nomination, will visit Schenectady County Thursday morning.

‘Fractivists’ increase pressure on Clinton and Sanders in New York

‘Fractivists’ increase pressure on Clinton and Sanders in New York

A nasty row that erupted between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over oil and gas industry donors last week is catapulting the issue of climate change into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as it moves to New York, where an army of activists upstate is driven by opposition to drilling.

ROTTERDAM

Schalmont investigating social media posts

A weekend investigation into a Schalmont student’s “concerning” social media posts is ongoing, district officials said in a letter posted to the district’s website

N.Y. Republican primary vote to make a difference this year

ALBANY

N.Y. Republican primary vote to make a difference this year

Registered Republicans in New York are going to have a special treat later this month: When they vote in the presidential primary on April 19, their vote will actually count for something.

If Sanders loses primary, some supporters won't vote for Clinton

If Sanders loses primary, some supporters won't vote for Clinton

For some Bernie Sanders supporters, the prospect of voting for anyone for president other than the Vermont senator is not a viable option.

At rallies, Hillary Clinton's supporters are looking for logic, not passion

What happens at a rally for the presidential candidate who has gotten more votes than anyone else so far - nearly 9 million, which is roughly 2.5 million more than Sanders and 1 million more than Trump?

In turmoil or triumph, Donald Trump stands alone

In turmoil or triumph, Donald Trump stands alone

Trump's go-it-alone instincts were a consistent refrain - "I'm the Lone Ranger," he said at one point - during a 96-minute interview Thursday in which he talked candidly about his aggressive style of campaigning and offered new details about what he would do as president.

Hillary Clinton to hold event at Cohoes High School

CAPITAL REGION

Hillary Clinton to hold event at Cohoes High School

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will be in the Capital Region on Monday with an event at Cohoes High School, according to her campaign website.

Sanders plans for a fervent torrent in New York

Sanders plans for a fervent torrent in New York

The Empire State's April 19 primary looms as potentially determinative: A win by Clinton, who is favored, would further narrow Sanders's path, while a loss in the state she represented as a senator would embarrass her and hand Sanders a rationale to continue campaigning until the final votes are cast in June.

Crunch time for Schenectady election commissioners

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Crunch time for Schenectady election commissioners

Darlene Harris and Amy Hild don’t always see eye to eye on things, but when it comes to the workplace, professionalism always trumps politics.

Democrat challenges Farley for Senate seat

49TH SENATE DISTRICT

Democrat challenges Farley for Senate seat

Democrat Chad Putman officially kicked off his race for the 49th Senate District on Thursday, charging that the district “needs a champion” and “someone new.”

Vroman again challenges Santabarbara for Assembly seat

111TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

Vroman again challenges Santabarbara for Assembly seat

Republican Peter Vroman is again eyeing Angelo Santabarbara’s Assembly seat because, he says, “the district and the state have not improved” since he first ran for state Assembly in 2014.

Poll: Trump, Clinton have commanding leads in N.Y. state

NEW YORK STATE

Poll: Trump, Clinton have commanding leads in N.Y. state

Mike Cuevas likes to think that most Schenectady County Republicans prefer Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio for the nation’s highest office, but he’s clearly not presidential timber as far as the rest of the state is concerned.

Trump flirted with bid for New York governor before ’16 race

Trump flirted with bid for New York governor before ’16 race

In late December 2013, after Donald Trump had met with a number of Republicans to discuss a possible run for governor of New York, he received a memo from an attendee, a freshman assemblyman from upstate.

Gibson knows challenging Cuomo for governor would be tough

ALBANY

Gibson knows challenging Cuomo for governor would be tough


U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, in exploring a run for governor in 2018, will seek to sway independent and Democratic voters alienated by what he called Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s divisive leadership style.

Sanders supporters deliver 85,000 signatures to Albany

ALBANY

Sanders supporters deliver 85,000 signatures to Albany

Bernie Sanders supporters have had plenty to get excited about lately -- including delivery of 85,000 signatures to the state Board of Elections in Albany on Thursday. That's way more than the presidential hopeful needs to get on the Democratic primary ballot in April.

Teachout urges other candidates to reject super PAC spending

19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Teachout urges other candidates to reject super PAC spending

Shortly after launching her campaign to replace U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, in Congress, law professor Zephyr Teachout is calling on the other candidates in the race to swear off super PAC spending.

Marchione challenger announces candidacy in 43rd district

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Marchione challenger announces candidacy in 43rd district

Democrat Shaun Francis officially announced Thursday that he will be challenging incumbent state Sen. Kathy Marchione in the 43rd Senate District this fall.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik to seek re-election

21ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik to seek re-election


U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, the youngest member of Congress, announced Wednesday that she’ll seek a second term this fall representing the 21st Congressional District.

Schenectady deputy city clerk announces bid for Farley’s job

49TH SENATE DISTRICT

Schenectady deputy city clerk announces bid for Farley’s job


Schenectady City Hall employee Chad Putman is gearing up to challenge longtime Republican state Sen. Hugh Farley.

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