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Cuomo: Paladino Infidelity Accusations 'Hurtful'

Friday, October 01, 2010

Andrew Cuomo called the allegations of infidelity made against him by his Republican rival "hurtful" and said it is the sort of thing that is turning people off of politics.

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It's A Free Country ®

Obama Voters Waiting for Inspiration

Friday, October 01, 2010

WNYC

"So this is incumbent upon us to do our part to get people out, to let them know, yes, maybe the president hasn't lived up to their expectations, but we can point out why. But this is no reason not to participate and not to continue to understand that elections are important."

-H. Carl McCall

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It's A Free Country ®

Just Six Points Apart - Paladino Narrowly Trails Cuomo in New Poll

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In its first poll of likely general election voters, the Quinnipiac Poll found Republican nominee Carl Paladino narrowly trails Attorney General Andrew Cuomo 43-49 percent.

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It's A Free Country ®

Voter Guide: Republican Primary for Governor

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino

The Republican primary for New York Governor is a contest between GOP nominee Rick Lazio, a former member of the House of Representatives who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2000 and his challenger Carl Paladino, a lawyer and businessman from Buffalo, who until 2005 was a registered Democrat.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Candidate for NY Governor: Paladino

Monday, August 30, 2010

Carl Paladino on why he's running to be the Republican candidate for Governor of New York.

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Paladino's Money: Mostly His Own, Mostly for Ads

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WNYC

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino spent $1,709,177 on his campaign, with $1,605,100 coming from his own pockets.

Paladino’s been spending his money mostly on advertising: $831,368 on TV ads, and an additional $10,069 on Internet ads. He’s also spent $79,000 on polling.

Paladino has $53,000 on hand now, but has vowed to spend as much as $10,00,000 on the race. Paladino is a successful upstate businessman running in a GOP primary against former Long Island Rep. Rick Lazio.

They're both looking to take on Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who reportedly has $23.6 million on hand.

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Azi Paybarah

Cuomo's Big Day

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WNYC

A reader passes along this footage of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's meeting in Rockland County earlier on Thursday. As a colleague noted, Cuomo launched the first leg of his Chuck Schumer-esque 62-county tour of New York on Thursday, the day campaign finance numbers will be released.

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The Takeaway

The Looming Debt Crisis for States

Monday, July 12, 2010

Long-term debt obligations. Bond interest rates. Pension liabilities. These words may make your eyes glaze over, but it might be time to sit up at attention. State governors from across the country met in Boston last weekend at the National Governors Association meeting, and their fiscal woes were at the top of the agenda.

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The Takeaway

Primaries Measure Voter Frustrations Across the Country

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Yesterday was the biggest primary day of the year so far, with closely watched races in California, Arkansas, South Carolina, New Jersey, Iowa, and Maine, among other states. The coast-to-coast campaigns for governors, Senate and House seats showed the strength of the Tea Party as well as the well-known power of money.

We take a closer look at races across the country. In California, Carly Fiorina beat out Congressman Tom Campbell for the Republican nomination and will now face Senator Barbara Boxer in the fall. A GOP victory would mark the first time California has sent a Republican to the Senate since 1988. In that state's governor's race, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman secured the Republican nomination and will go on to challenge Democrat Jerry Brown in the fall.

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The Takeaway

Political Primaries in Alabama and New Mexico Draw National Attention

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Alabama and New Mexico hold political primaries today.

In Alabama, a number of noteworthy races: Rep. Parker Griffith will appear on the ballot for the first time as a Republican, after switching from the Democratic party in 2009. But will Alabama Republicans accept him as one of their own? Also in Alabama, Democratic Congressman Artur Davis is attempting to become the state's first African American nominee for governor. He's running against Agricultural Commissioner Ron Sparks.

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WQXR News

Another Paterson Aide Resigns

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Paterson's communications director says he cannot continue to serve in "good conscience," in light of recent developments.

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The Takeaway

Incumbent Rick Perry Wins GOP Primary for Texas Governor

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Texans headed to the polls in large numbers yesterday to vote in the primary election for gubernatorial candidates. The Republican race was particularly heated, as incumbent Rick Perry faced challenger Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. After a close race, Sen. Hutchison conceded the election. For the Democrats, former Houston Mayor Bill White won the nomination.

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The Takeaway

Texas Primary: Sen. Kay Baily Hutchison vs. Incumbent Rick Perry

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

In a high-profile Republican primary contest for governor, incumbent Rick Perry is being challenged by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Texans generally tends not to favor the incumbent, but in this race, Governor Perry has flipped the script and convinced some voters that his anti-Washington attitude differentiates him from Sen. Hutchison.

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WQXR News

Dem Party Chief Taps Cuomo

Friday, February 26, 2010

State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs says now that Gov. David Paterson won't run in the fall, momentum will build to support Andrew Cuomo as the Democratic candidate for governor.

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WQXR News

Paterson Launches Campaign for Governor

Monday, February 22, 2010

David Paterson launched his campaign for a full four-year term as governor with a combative speech that mocked recent reports about his job performance and personal life.

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The Takeaway

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on The State of the Union

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Our State of the Union series continues with Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty has been a fierce critic of health care reform and President Obama's economic policies. The governor is reportedly considering a run for the presidency in 2012.

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The Takeaway

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper: Colorado's Next Governor?

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Colorado Governor Bill Ritter recently announced he won't run for reelection in 2010, leaving wide speculation about who will succeed him. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper was in the midst of recording an interview with The Takeaway Wednesday afternoon when Ritter called Hickenlooper to talk about what the job entails.  Hickenlooper took the call, called us back, and strongly implied that he's considering running for governor.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda With Marcus Mabry and Jonathan Marcus

Monday, November 16, 2009

Marcus Mabry, international business editor for our partner The New York Times, and Jonathan Marcus, diplomatic correspondent for the BBC, take a look at the week ahead as President Barack Obama continues his trip through Asia, making stops in China and South Korea. They also examine what's ahead this week for health care reform, the start of Hamid Karzai's second term as president of Afghanistan, and the Republican Governors Association's annual conference.

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The Takeaway

President Obama Stumps for New Jersey Governor

Thursday, October 22, 2009

WNYC political reporter Bob Hennelly joins us with a look at the race for the New Jersey governor's seat. Incumbent Democrat Jon Corzine has faced a steep battle to retain his seat, and President Barack Obama has joined in his fight. But is Corzine's struggle a sign of decreased popularity for the president?

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The Takeaway

Political Hangover: South Carolina Pols Grab Attention

Friday, September 11, 2009

South Carolina's had a rough week. It's earning a national reputation for having the most scandalous governor to remain in office and a congressman, Joe Wilson, who treats a presidential address like a college improv comedy show. Mark Quinn, host of South Carolina ETV and Radio’s Public Affairs Program, The Big Picture, tells us what South Carolinians are feeling about their elected officials.

In case you missed it, watch Wilson's outburst in this clip from Wednesday night's address:

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