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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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Republican Senate candidate Bob Cohen has outraised and outspent his Democratic rival George Latimer in the race to succeed retiring state Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), campaign finance filings show.
In the most recent quarter, which ended Sept. 30, Cohen raised $177,005 in contributions and banked more than $140,000 from the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, which has been pumping...Read more »
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney's campaign said Monday that the Cold Spring attorney has raised nearly $1 million in the most recent quarter toward his bid to oust Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth in the Nov. 6 election.
Maloney's campaign didn't provide a breakdown of contributions and expenditures (the filings aren't due to the Federal Election Commission until Oct. 15), but said the...Read more »
The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee has found no wrongdoing in a complaint filed by Democratic state Senate candidate George Latimer against campaign TV ads from his competitor Republican Bob Cohen. Latimer's campaign alleged in the complaint that one of Cohen’s ads is misleading because it used political operatives, including state Sen. Greg Ball’s chief of staff Jim Coleman,...Read more »
The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee is taking up a complaint from Democratic state Senate candidate George Latimer against campaign TV ads from his competitor Republican Bob Cohen.
Latimer's campaign alleges in the complaint filed with the fair practices committee that Cohen’s ad is misleading because it used political operatives, including state Sen. Greg Ball’s chief...Read more »
With about a month to go until the election, an independent poll released Wednesday shows Republican Bob Cohen and Democrat George Latimer virtually neck and neck in the race to succeed retiring state Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer.
In the Siena College poll of 438 likely voters in the newly reconfigured 37th state Senate District, conducted between Sept. 27-Oct. 1, Latimer had 44 percent to Cohen's...Read more »
In a shot across the bow to Democratic lawmakers, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is moving ahead with funding for a hospital's expansion plans through a development corporation that has been rejected by the county legislature.
The move comes one week after Democrats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators put the brakes on Astorino's newly created Land Development Corp. --...Read more »
Westchester County's Democratic lawmakers are trying to galvanize public opposition to Republican County Executive Rob Astorino's plans to increase the required family contributions for low-income child care programs.
On Friday, Legis. Peter Harckham (D-Katonah), the board's majority leader, will conduct a press conference beginning at 10 a.m. at Mount Kisco Child Care Center with opponents...Read more »
Mount Vernon is mounting yet another legal challenge against the New York Department of Education for approving the Amani Charter School, which city officials argue is “financially irresponsible” and will negatively impact the district’s budget.
Last week, the city filed Article 78 proceedings against the Education Department in Albany asking a state Supreme Court Justice to "vacate"...Read more »
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney has won the Working Families Party line in the Nov. 6. elections, when he will face incumbent Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth. "In Congress, Sean Patrick Maloney will fight for the Hudson Valley's working families," Joe Mayhew, a leader in the Working Families Party, said in a statement Tuesday announcing Maloney's nomination by the party. "We're...Read more »
Incumbent state Assemblyman Steve Katz has edged out challenger Dario Gristina in the protracted write-in race to win the Conservative Party line in November. On Tuesday, election officials in Westchester and Putnam counties said a tally of write-in ballots for the Conservative Party line in the 94th Assembly District race show Katz, a Yorktown Republican, with 126 votes to Gristina's 29. Although...Read more »