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Democrat Eric T. Schneiderman won bragging rights in the political contributions department today when he reported raising over $5 million in his race for state attorney general against Republican Daniel M. Donovan. "Eric has attracted far more support and resources than his opponent to date, and despite undergoing a competitive five-way primary for most of the y…

There you go again, Carl. A day after the Republican candidate for governor told The Buffalo News he did not accuse Democratic opponent Andrew Cuomo of cheating on his wife when he was married, Carl Paladino hinted to Fox News today that maybe he has something in a "box" after all. “We will at the appropriate time, OK, say whatever we have in our box, a…

ALBANY – Andrew Cuomo called this week's accusations about his personal life by Carl Paladino a “disservice" to New Yorkers and hurtful to his family.  “Was it negative? Is it destructive? Did my kids have to read it? Yes. And was it hurtful to my kids, who you know are in school? Of course it was," Cuomo said today in his first direct comment…

Jack F. Quinn III, the Republican Assembly member from Hamburg, has been hitting the airwaves hard with a TV ad that introduces him and his campaign platform to voters in the 58th State Senate district. Quinn doesn't mention his opponents by name in the ad. But he's running against Tim Kennedy, the Democratic Erie County legislator, and incumbent William T. Stach…

Republican gubernatorial candidte Carl Paladino doesn't like reporters. Never has. But in recent days, he harbors a special dislike for the New York Post. And that became more than evident when Paladino went nose to nose with Post reporter Fred Dicker following a state Business Council event Wednesday at the Sagamore resort in Bolton Landing. Paladino spokes…

Full story: Campaign grows bitter as Paladino lashes out. Video from CBS 6 in Albany The incident is certainly getting attention: Mayor Graham's View says it's a "symptom of journalism that's crossed the line." The Albany Project says "Paladino's thuggishness may appeal to the tea party minority, but most New York voters w…

While attorney general candidates Eric T. Schneiderman and Daniel M. Donovan have been clubbing each other quite regularly over the past few days, every once in a while they make some substantive statements on the issues. Democrat Schneiderman today proposed combating illegal guns and gun smuggling through an eight-point plan that uses new technology, and a special “I-95” …

   A new Marist College poll conducted for the New York Daily News reports that nearly half of New Yorkers find Repubican Carl P. Paladino unfit to be governor. The Daily News also reports today that the figure jumps to nearly 60 percent when respondents were told of some of the Paladino positions that Democrat Andrew M. Cuomo labeled as "extreme" durin…

NARAL Pro Choice New York took aim at Carl P. Paladino this week in a television ad that shows images of women getting their mugshots taken as if they were arrested after having an abortion. The ad, which is viewing in Buffalo, Albany and the New York City area, can be seen here: "Carl Paladino is the most vehemently anti-choice gubernatorial candidate New York has e…

ALBANY –- Senate Democrats acknowledge they face some tough re-election battles to try to retain the 62-member chamber, but insist Carl Paladino’s gubernatorial run will galvanize party loyalists to turn out in November. "Paladino is the best thing that’s happened to Democrats," said Sen. Jeff Klein, a Bronx Democrat who is leading the party’s campaign effort to …

ALBANY -– Republicans are giving credit to Carl Paladino for "smoking out" Andrew Cuomo from what they called his Rose Garden strategy. "Just by his very winning of the Republican nomination in the primary, you can see his impact on Andrew Cuomo’s Rose Garden strategy," said state GOP Chairman Edward Cox. “And I know well having been married in the Rose…

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., holds an 11-point lead over Republican Joseph DioGuardi in a Marist College poll of likely voters. The poll, which was released today, showed Gillibrand with 52 percent, and DioGuardi, a former congressman from Ossining, at 41 percent. Seven percent are undecided. "The seat is leaning Gillibrand's way," said …

After weeks of ignoring his opponent, Andrew M. Cuomo went out his way in Buffalo today to not only mention Carl P. Paladino, but paint him as an "extreme" Republican who offers a "stark choice" to New York voters. "It is one of the most stark choices I've seen in many, many years," Cuomo told a gathering of Synacor Inc. employees on the Buffalo waterfront as the Democrati…

ALBANY –- There's looming trouble for Democrats and their hopes of retaining their two-year-old hold on the state Senate, a new poll out today shows. A Siena College Research Institute poll of four of the contested races finds two Republican incumbents with healthy leads over their Democratic challengers while two Democratic incumbents are now running statistically ti…

Democrat Andrew M. Cuomo brings his campaign for governor back to Buffalo today with a visit to a waterfront computer company and the unveiling of his job creation agenda. Cuomo, who has issued two previous paperback books outlining his platform, plans to debut a third today after he tours the Synacor Inc. headquarters on LaRiviere Drive. This one will be devoted to his pl…