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Richard Becker

The Empire

In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hudson Valley’s redrawn 18th Congressional District stretches across farms, tony vacation communities, and struggling post-industrial cities. Its new lines wrap around the city’s inner-ring suburbs like a horseshoe, lending its politics a mix of small town provincialism and bold-faced names. Supporting players in this primary contest, for example, include President Bill Clinton, Fox News Chief Roger Ailes, and the street vendor who spotted the would-be Times Square bomber. 

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Clinton Backs Maloney in NY18 Democratic Primary

Monday, June 11, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton threw his weight behind former aide Sean Patrick in the five-way Democratic race to challenge Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth in the new 18th Congressional district in the Hudson Valley. 

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