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2:56 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Cuomo, Astorino have rare encounter at business conference

The Republican candidate for governor temporarily upstaged incumbent Governor Cuomo, when Rob Astorino appeared unexpectedly at the Business Council’s annual meeting, and attempted to talk to the governor.

Astorino addressed the Business Council Thursday night, in a speech scheduled months ago. Cuomo did not commit to speak to the group at its annual meeting on Lake George until the conference had already started, and Cuomo chose a Friday morning time slot.  

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Politics & Elections
8:47 am
Fri September 19, 2014

GOP candidate gets tepid reception at business dinner

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino  received a mostly polite reception from the state’s biggest business  lobby at their annual meeting in Lake George.

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Politics & Elections
9:33 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Pro Cuomo ad criticized for photoshopping opponent's son out of picture

This election season seems to feature more than the usual amount of negative ads, with television spots painting opponents in a dark light. But an ad that criticized a candidate’s choice of a football team may have backfired when controversy arose over a picture that was altered to cut out his son.

Viewers of the most recent Buffalo Bills game saw an ad, sponsored by Erie County Democrats, that criticized Republican candidate Rob Astorino for being a Miami Dolphins fan.

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Politics & Elections
8:50 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Future of fracking will influence November election for governor

The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

Governor Cuomo, once on a fast track to begin the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing in New York, has put his decision on hold while his administration is conducting a health review that began two years ago. Cuomo, asked about the future of fracking in the state one day after the Democratic primary, said he’s still reserving judgment.

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Politics & Elections
1:49 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Green Party candidate wants in on debates

The Green Party candidate for governor wants to be included in debates. Howie Hawkins says he is the only candidate left in the race to represent the state’s progressives.

Hawkins, a Syracuse area UPS worker and Teamsters union member, says “by any reasonable standard” he should be included in any debates for the governor’s race that feature major party candidates Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Rob Astorino.

“There a lot of progressives in New York,” Hawkins said. “Their candidate should be in the debates.”

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