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Giuliani’s associate, accused of violating election law, used fake name to donate to Katko, Tenney

Giuliani’s associate, accused of violating election law, used fake name to donate to Katko, Tenney
Republican Congressman John Katko is donating $2,433 to a local charity to make-up for the same amount given to him by Igor Fruman, an associate of Rudy Giuliani accused of violating campaign finance law. Igor Fruman, along with Lev Parnas, David Correia and Andrey Kukushkin, have been indicted on accusations they “conspired to circumvent the federal laws against foreign influence... more

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo

Mystery group mails flyers for GOP candidates in SF, Waterloo
Households in the towns of Seneca Falls and Waterloo recently received glossy, color flyers from a group called Responsible Solutions for New York, endorsing five Republican candidates for town offices. A Google search finds no website or listing for an organization by that name. The five candidates endorsed are Mike Ferrara, Dawn Dyson and Joshua Larsen in Seneca Falls and... more

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York

How impeachment could impact Congressional races in Upstate New York
Impeachment could be an impediment when it comes to re-election in certain New York congressional districts. While House Democrats continue their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, voters in various swing districts around the country and in New York State are taking notice. Impeachment has proven to be an incredibly touchy subject, especially in districts that Trump... more

Geneva Council candidate Valerie Mallard dealing with health issues

Geneva Council candidate Valerie Mallard dealing with health issues
The Democratic candidate for Ward 2 City Councilor, Valerie Mallard, has announced that she is unable to personally campaign due to health issues. In a letter distributed to residents in Ward 2, Mallard shared the news that friends and neighbors would be campaigning on her behalf in the coming weeks as she takes time to “get back on (her) feet.” Continue reading... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Democrats Sauvageau, Weil discuss campaign for at-large supervisor in SF (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Democrats Sauvageau, Weil discuss campaign for at-large supervisor in SF (podcast)
This week, another two-part episode of Inside the FLX. As Election Day draws closer, we’re going to feature more-and-more of these episodes. The goal: To let voters see where candidates stand on issues – against each other. Part I Susan Sauvageau talks about her campaign, how she views the current Board of Supervisors in Seneca County as being “asleep at... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Cass attempts return to representing Geneva on City Council
A former city councilor and mayor in Don Cass seeks a return to his previously-held seat on City Council by representing the Republican Party in Ward 3. Cass, the faith formation coordinator at Our Lady of Peace Parish and a board member at Finger Lakes Community College was concerned with as the vice chair of the Republican Committee in not... more

Trio of legislature candidates in Cayuga County fail to disclose campaign finances

Trio of legislature candidates in Cayuga County fail to disclose campaign finances
Three Republican candidates for the Cayuga County Legislature did not file required campaign finance disclosures within a mandated deadline, while a fourth candidate’s disclosures did not include expenditures, state records show. District 10 candidate Ed Darrow, District 8 candidate Hans Pecher, and District 14 incumbent Michael Didio have not filed the 32-day financial disclosure forms required by the state, with... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Mayor Kyle Barnhart discusses campaign for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)

NEW EPISODE: Kyle Barnhart discusses race for Lodi Town Supervisor (podcast)
Kyle Barnhart, while not a Democrat in affiliation, will be running on the top line of this November’s election in Lodi, Seneca County. Barnhart currently serves as mayor in the Village of Lodi; and wants to bring renewed focus to village, town, and county representation by serving as Town Supervisor. This week he sat down inside the FingerLakes1.com Studio to... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Regan vows to create more triumphs for Geneva on City Council
Jan Regan, a small business owner, former president and interim executive director at the Smith Center for Arts takes center stage by running for City Council on behalf of Ward 3 under the Democratic Party. Regan does not shy away sharing her love for Geneva after claiming the city as her home in 1978. Since then, she has served the... more

Last day to register for upcoming election in New York is Friday

Last day to register for early voting in New York
For the first time, New York residents can cast their ballots early for the upcoming election. Registration for the upcoming election closes on Friday, October 11, 2019. “This is open to all people who are registered to vote,” said Cindy Emmer, Democratic Board of Elections Commissioner of Chemung County. “That’s the most important thing, sometimes people think they’re registered and... more

NY Senate Republicans report $251K in campaign cash

NY Senate Republicans report $251K in campaign cash
The campaign arm of the state Senate Republicans have $250,984 in cash on hand, according to a finance report made available following a state Senate primary in western New York to replace former Sen. Cathy Young. The conference reported $72,121 in July for its housekeeping account, where contributions are unlimited, but spending is restricted to office-related functions. The cash on... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Noone looks to bring new perspective to Geneva City Council

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Noone looks to bring new perspective to Geneva City Council
Anthony Noone, a special education teacher in Romulus’ school district seeks to secure a role as Councilor At-Large on behalf of the Democratic Party. At the age of 18 while attending high school, Noone ran for Seneca Falls’ Board of Education and eventually was seated on their board before graduating. He even served a second time amid working within Geneva... more

Candidates discuss water, county hierarchy during Cayuga County Legislature 8th District forum

Candidates discuss water, county hierarchy during Cayuga County Legislature 8th District forum
Two candidates vying for a spot in the Cayuga County Legislature returned to the stage where they debated for the same position four years ago. Joseph DeForest, a Democrat, defeated Conservative opponent Hans Pecher in 2015 to represent the 8th District at the county level. This year, Pecher is again challenging the now-incumbent legislator to represent the towns of Venice,... more

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Evelyn Naragon Buisch looks to bring Geneva back to former glory

CANDIDATE SNAPSHOT: Evelyn Naragon Buisch looks to bring Geneva back to former glory
Lifelong Geneva resident and Transportation Administrative Coordinator at Ontario County ARC Evelyn Naragon Buisch says representing Ward 4 on City Council would mean an opportunity to help return the city to what she calls a better time. The Republican-endorsed candidate was born and raised in Ward 4. She’s lived in the same house in Ward 4 for 45-years. However, a... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Valentino, Mark Pitifer discuss mayoral race in Geneva (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Steve Valentino, Mark Pitifer discuss mayoral race in Geneva
On Episode #190 of Inside the FLX – a two part feature, going one-on-one with the two candidates vying to succeed Geneva Mayor Ron Alcock. This fall Geneva residents have a choice between a political newcomer and an established public servant. Current City Councilor Steve Valentino will lead the ticket for Democrats this fall in an important election cycle for... more

Mark Benjamin continues Lodi supervisor campaign

Mark Benjamin continues Lodi supervisor campaign
Republican Mark Benjamin will have competition this fall in the race to become the next Lodi Town supervisor, as Democrat Kyle Barnhart will run against him in the Nov. 5 election. While he admits a competitive race is good for the community, his goal remains steadfast to improve overall quality of life in Lodi. “I’ve always been involved in giving... more

Republicans call public financing commission is unconstitutional

Republicans call public financing commission is unconstitutional
Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan each have appointees on the commission that could determine the future of how campaigns are paid for with public dollars and the practice of allowing candidates to run on multiple ballot lines. But on Thursday, the commission appointees for the Republicans argued the commission is unconstitutional and can’t alter... more
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