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New York State Gun Law: A Political Weapon

The culture clash between gun-rights defenders and gun-control advocates in Upstate New York

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Hudson Valley Voters Have Spoken

The flipping of the House from Republican to Democrat, one low-key race at a time is both a local story and a national one.

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Antonio Delgado Makes History

Democrat Antonio Delgado has defeated Republican incumbent John Faso to become the first African American ever to represent upstate New York in Congress.

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John Faso has one problem, and it’s Antonio Delgado

The Democratic nominee in NY19 has gotten the better of several clashes with Republican John Faso. Can he take it all the way?

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Meet Nate McMurray, the Happy Warrior Vying to Unseat New York’s Most Corrupt Congressman

McMurray says he will be an independent voice in Congress, and promises to fight on behalf of working class and union voters, enact smart trade policies, and help the struggling upstate economy.

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Women’s Work: Election 2018

Women are on the ballot in record numbers this November, stepping into the political fray with zeal and enthusiasm, and running in tough districts against long odds. The Hudson Valley is a proving ground for a few of the current generation of energized and ambitious Democratic women.

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Can New York Pull Off Single-Payer Healthcare?

The US Healthcare System is Broken. New York Could Lead the Way to Fixing It.