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Politics & Elections
1:20 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Poll finds Cuomo far ahead in Governor's race

A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day  shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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Politics & Elections
8:35 am
Fri July 18, 2014

LG candidate Hochul explains past anti-immigration views

Governor Cuomo’s running mate, Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul is explaining why she now feels differently about undocumented immigrants. Hochul, the former Erie County Clerk once wanted to turn suspected immigrants in the country illegally over to federal authorities.

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Politics & Elections
9:01 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Cuomo far outraises GOP opponent

Governor Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition, now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the State Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.

Cuomo, who already had over $33 million dollars in his campaign war chest, took in an additional $8.4 million dollars during the first six months of the year, and spent around $6 and a half million dollars, leaving him with a balance of  $35,037,071.40.

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino faces an uphill battle against the incumbent governor.

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Politics & Elections
9:13 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Cuomo challenger Astorino proposes eight debates

The Republican challenger for Governor, Rob Astorino, has proposed multiple debates in locations around the state with incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The governor has so far not accepted any.

Astorino, in a video says the debates should be held in every region of the state between now and Election Day.

“I challenge Governor Cuomo to a series of at least eight regional debates around New York State,” Astorino said.

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Politics & Elections
9:04 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Cuomo primary challenger predicts she'll have 3X the required petition signatures

The Democratic primary challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo , Zephyr Teachout, expects to file more than 40,000 signatures late Thursday to obtain a place on the ballot for the September voting.

Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Law School professor who is challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary,  says she’ll file her petitions in the final hours before the deadline, at around 9 o’clock  Thursday evening.

“We have over 40,000 signatures of registered Democrats, and we expect to have 45,000 signatures,” Teachout said.

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