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Christian M. Wade has covered politics and government for nearly 15 years. He cut his teeth as a journalist overseas, beginning in the West Indies and later China. He has reported for major U.S. news organizations such as the Associated Press, United Press International and most recently The Tampa Tribune, where he covered state and municipal government, including preparations for the 2012 Republican National Convention. He joined Newsday in March 2012.
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Democratic challenger Sean Patrick Maloney's campaign released a poll on Friday showing him neck and neck with incumbent Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth in the nationally watched 18th Congressional District race.
The poll of 602 likely voters, conducted Sept. 19-20 by Public Policy Polling and commissioned by the New York State AFL-CIO -- which is backing Maloney's campaign -- showed...Read more »
Will Smith, Russell Crowe ... and Yonkers? Mayor Mike Spano is hoping for lights, cameras and lots of action with the city's new Office of Film & Photography, announced at a Tuesday press conference. The office will promote the city as a destination for film production crews looking for available studio space or a gritty, urban backdrop to shoot feature movies.
“We are sending a simple message...Read more »
The gloves are coming off in the nationally watched congressional race between Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth and Democratic challenger Sean Patrick Maloney.
On Friday, Maloney's campaign began airing TV ads across the Hudson Valley criticizing Hayworth for her support of the tea party movement and "abandoning" her constituents in favor of a "conservative agenda."
Then...Read more »
Republican congressional candidate Joe Carvin is renewing his challenge to incumbent Rep. Nita Lowey to hold a series of debates on the economy and cap campaign spending in the hotly contested race to $500,000.
"There is an obscene amount of money being spent in politics today, and $500,000 should be enough to get out the messages of our respective campaigns, if we have an adequate number...Read more »
Democrats on the Westchester County Legislature are moving ahead with an independent audit of Playland.
At Monday meeting of the county legislature, Democrats pushed through a resolution that will allow the board to hire a private firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of the park's finances.
The audit is the latest in a series of exchanges between some lawmakers and Republican County...Read more »
Along with their property tax bills, Ulster County residents will find something new this year: an itemized list of unfunded state mandates for which they're footing the bill.
The insert will be tucked into tax notices, under a new law proposed by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein requiring the county to provide residents with a breakdown of where their tax dollars are spent and details on...Read more »
Get ready to hear a lot about Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth's record in the House of Representatives, and not all of it flattering.
Beginning today, a Democratic super PAC will air TV ads in the Hudson Valley aimed at unseating Hayworth in November as part of a national campaign to try to take back the House. The first-term lawmaker faces a challenge from Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney,...Read more »
In yet another twist in the legal saga between the feds and Westchester County, Democratic lawmakers are leaving it to County Exective Rob Astorino to draft controversial legislation requiring landlords to accept government vouchers for rent.
On Monday, the Democratic-controlled Legislature approved a resolution asking the Republican leader to redraft the so-called "source of income"...Read more »
U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth's campaign released a poll on Wednesday showing the freshman Republican lawmaker with a 9-point lead over her Democratic challenger Sean Patrick Maloney in the nationally watched 18th Congressional District race.
The poll of 408 likely voters -- conducted between Aug. 26-28 by the Tarrance Group for Friends of Nan Hayworth Committee and the National Republican Congressional...Read more »
As Democrats prepare to unleash a barrage of TV ads targeting U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth ahead of the November election, the Republican lawmaker is trying to turn the expected onslaught in her favor. In a letter to supporters, Hayworth, R-Bedford, asks for donations to offset the "coming tidal wave of negative ads" and accuses Democratic Super PACs of "mudslinging" on behalf of her...Read more »