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Cuomo still holds big lead over Astorino, despite Moreland controversy

Republican challenger Rob Astorino, left, and Gov. Andrew

(Credit: AP)

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo continues to hold a sizable lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, despite assigning the governor a good chunk of the blame in the recent controversy about an anti-corruption commission, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University poll found that Cuomo, a Democrat, leads Astorino 56 percent to 28 percent among the 1,034 registered New York...

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Cahill says he's raised $1M in campaign for attorney general

John Cahill, Republican candidate for state attorney general

(Credit: AP / Mike Groll)

Republican John Cahill said Tuesday he has raised more than $1 million in his campaign to unseat Democrat Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Cahill touted the accomplishment in a letter to supporters – though he will still significantly trail Schneiderman in the money chase.

“What makes reaching this important milestone even more incredible is that we accomplished this in less than...

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