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Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) wants to be perfectly clear: he's not running for Congress. Well, at least not until the current legislative session is over.
The two-term lawmaker, known for his conservative views, sent out an email blast Monday attempting to quell speculation that he would be seeking to challenge incumbent Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) in the 2014 elections.
“I...Read more »
Who's the most liberal Republican in congress?
It's Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook), according to the National Journal, which ranked lawmakers based on the votes they cast last year.
That might be a surprise to heartland conservatives, but it shouldn't raise an eyebrow among Gibson's constituents, which include people from liberal bastions like Woodstock, Saugerties and New Paltz. But...Read more »
As Beltway lawmakers weigh new gun restrictions in the wake of the Newtown massacre, a former congressional candidate plans to hold a "gun appreciation day" rally in White Plains on Saturday to protest tougher gun control.
Frank Morganthaler, a Hawthorne conservative who ran unsuccessfully against Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey in the November elections, is organizing the rally, which...Read more »
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is backing Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney in his bid to oust incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-Bedford) in the nationally watched 18th Congressional race.
Maloney's campaign made the announcement Saturday morning.
"Sean Patrick Maloney will work to restore the economy of the Hudson Valley and get people back to work," Cuomo said in a statement provided by Maloney's...Read more »
As the nationally watched matchup between incumbent U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth and Democratic challenger Sean Patrick Maloney heads into the final stretch ahead of the Nov. 6 election, both campaigns are making a desperate appeal to supporters for financial contributions to fund their no-holds-barred TV ad war.
On Wednesday, Maloney's campaign sent a letter to supporters asking them to help raise...Read more »
Incumbent Rep. Nan Hayworth (R-Bedford) has out-raised and out-spent her Democratic rival Sean Patrick Maloney in the nationally watched 18th Congressional race, according to recent filings with the Federal Elections Commission.
But Maloney raised more than Hayworth in the most recent quarter, from July 1 to Sept. 30, and has slightly more cash left to spend as the two rivals enter the final...Read more »