Politics

Karen DeWitt

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner join Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio and Casey Seiler of the Times Union to share their thoughts on the Democratic National Convention, the DNC email controversy, and Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio's relationship.

Veteran Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) will debate Republican challenger Joe Vitollo on October 20th at WMHT.   The hour-long affair will be broadcast live in the North Greenbush studio and live-streamed on WMHT.org. 

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This week we bring you extensive analysis of the Republican National Convention where Donald Trump became the official GOP nominee for president.

Karen DeWitt

Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the next step for Republicans, after the Democrats are done with their gathering, is to begin the Presidential election campaign. The head of Trump’s New York campaign say he expects the state to be in play.

Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino says even though New York has many more Democrats than Republicans, Trump wants to compete against Hillary Clinton in his home state.

“We’re going to win big in Long Island and in Upstate,” Paladino said. “We’re going to get cross over like you’ve never seen before.”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, in a speech to New York’s delegates, assailed Hillary Clinton for her husband’s extramarital affairs when he was President in the 1990’s, saying Hillary tried to shut the women up.

Giuliani, who dropped out of a race to challenge Clinton for the 2000 Senate race in New York, which she ultimately won, focused on a topic that so far has been avoided even on the convention floor- whether Hillary was culpable in covering up her husband’s sexual dalliances. He called Bill Clinton the “predator President”, and says his wife “enabled him”.

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