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Larry Sharpe, Libertarian candidate for NY governor, brings message to Auburn

It wasn't a rally with thousands of people in attendance or a high-dollar fundraiser. And that's OK with Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party's gubernatorial nominee. Sharpe held a meet-and-greet last week at Wild's Eats & Sweets on Genesee Street in Auburn. Nearly 30 people attended the two-hour event and listened to the candidate for governor explain why he's running. Economics... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Clyde Village Mayor talks candidacy for NY Assembly (podcast)

Clyde Village Mayor Jerry Fremouw believes that the time is right for change in the 130th Assembly District. While he doesn’t have any hard feelings toward Assemblyman Bob Oaks, who has represented the district since the early-1990s – nor Lyons Town Supervisor Brian Manktelow who is also running for the seat – Fremouw thinks there is an opportunity for change.... more

VP Pence to attend fundraiser for Rep. Katko in Syracuse next week

Vice President Mike Pence is planning a visit to Syracuse next week. A spokesman for Rep. John Katko’s campaign confirms plans are being made for the Vice President to attend a fundraising event for the 24th District Congressman. Sources confirm for CNY Central that invitations to a lunchtime event are being extended. At this time the Embassy Suites near Destiny... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Baldridge talks challenge to Sen. Pam Helming in 54th (podcast)

Kenan Baldridge believes its time for change. The Rose Town Supervisor made a run for the 54th Senate District in 2016, and again, will make a run – this time challenging sitting Senator Pam Helming, who has represented the district since the retirement of Senator Michael Nozzolio. Supervisor Baldridge believes there is opportunity for improvement, and in an appearance on... more

Democratic hopefuls rally calling for Reed to be ousted this fall (video)

It might have been a chilly, damp day, but that didn’t stop the Democratic hopefuls vying to win this month’s primary for the 23rd Congressional District to turn out for a rally in front of Congressman Tom Reed’s office located in Geneva. “I don’t want to live in a society that gives up on the poor,” said Max Della Pia,... more

Brian Manktelow racks up GOP endorsements

Brian Manktelow’s quest for the Republican nomination in the race for the state Assembly’s 130th District seat seems to be lining up perfectly. On Thursday, he received the overwhelming endorsement of the Wayne County Republican Committee. Additionally, the Lyons town supervisor has landed the endorsements of the GOP committees in Oswego and Cayuga counties, which, with Wayne, make up the... more

Cayuga County GOP designates Antonacci to succeed state Sen. John DeFrancisco

Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci is the designated Republican candidate for the 50th Senate District race. Antonacci was endorsed by the Cayuga County Republican Committee Wednesday. The vote was unanimous. He already has the support of the Onondaga County Republican Committee. After the vote, Antonacci called the endorsements “a very big vote of confidence” for his campaign. “I’m excited at... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Former Chairman Batman talks challenge to Assemblyman Finch (podcast)

On Tuesday, former Cayuga County Legislature Chairman Keith Batman was in-studio talking about his candidacy for New York Assembly’s 126th District. The move to run for Assembly, and challenge Assemblyman Gary Finch, came after he elected to not seek another term as chairman of the legislature. While the Democrat has received a wave of support from those in Scipio and... more

Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw officially announces his candidacy for 130th

It’s official now. Clyde Mayor Jerry Fremouw announced his candidacy to succeed Assemblyman Robert Oaks in the 130th District on Friday. “Family, friends, and supporters – this is a short message to inform you that I am at this time seeking the endorsement of the Wayne County Republican, Conservative, and Independant parties to be considered to run for the 130... more

Sheriff Lansing will seek third term in Tompkins

Sheriff Kenneth Lansing will be running for a third term as Tompkins County Sheriff this fall, his team announced in a press release on Thursday. In an announcement video distributed to local media, Lansing said the past eight years had been filled with “numerous challenges” and lots of hard work he said he would like to see through in his... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Supervisor Manktelow talks race for 130th Assembly District

Lyons Town Supervisor Brian Manktelow says he’s running to restore the American Dream in New York State. He criticized Albany’s deadlock, the stagnation of the state’s economy, and wants to advocate for real change. On Friday, Manktelow was in-studio talking about issues impacting the region as a guest on Inside the FLX. Watch or listen to the entire conversation below:... more

Baldridge hits Helming hard on ethics, environment

When Kenan Baldridge ran for state Senate two years ago, his Republican opponent had no state legislative record that he could address. She does now. Baldridge, a Democrat who was soundly defeated by Republican Pam Helming of Canandaigua two years ago in the race to represent the state Senate’s 54th District, is back and hitting the Republican hard. In remarks... more

In Yates forum Democrats stand united against Reed

Yates County residents got their chance to meet with four of the five candidates running to be the NY-23rd Congressional District’s Democratic Nominee for Congress. The forum, sponsored by the Yates County Democratic Committee, was held at the Benton Fire Hall Sunday, May 20. With Eddie Sund-quist (Chautauqua County) unable to attend due to a family bereavement, Linda Andrei (Tompkins... more

Batman kicks off NY Assembly campaign with Auburn fundraiser

There was no signal needed for Batman to appear at this event. Cayuga County Legislator Keith Batman formally launched his campaign for state Assembly by holding a fundraiser Sunday at the Phoenix Building in Auburn. Batman, a Democrat, is challenging state Assemblyman Gary Finch. Finch, R-Springport, represents the 126th Assembly District which includes parts of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland and Onondaga... more

Newark mayor will seek another term; focuses on ‘quality of life’ in village

On Monday Village of Newark Mayor, Jonathan Taylor, announced he will seek re-election in the upcoming elections this Fall. Taylor has served as mayor since 2014, when he was elected to replace retiring mayor, Peter Blandino. Prior to that, Taylor served as village trustee from 2012 to 2014. “I have really enjoyed serving this community. Over the last four years... more

Molinaro, GOP candidate for NY governor, picks Killian to be his running mate

A former elected official and two-time state Senate candidate from Westchester County has been chosen to be presumptive Republican gubernatorial nominee Marc Molinaro’s running mate. Molinaro’s campaign announced Sunday that Julie Killian, a married mother of five and a former deputy mayor and city councilor in Rye, will join the GOP ticket. “Julie Killian is a champion for people who... more

Wayne Co. elections begin to take shape

In November, a number of local (County and State) races are open or contested. Local residents, with government in mind, are lining up to throw their hats in the ring in four local races: County Treasurer, County Coroner (2 positions), State Assembly for the 130th District, State Senate (54th district) . The County Treasurer position is open following the death... more

Dinolfo: I won’t run for Lieutenant Governor

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo will not be seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor. In a statement sent out on Sunday morning, Dinolfo cited the “incredible honor” of serving as County Executive, and how she remains committed to serving the community. Her announcement comes just days after Marc Molinaro- the likely Republican nominee to lead the state- spoke highly... more
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