Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Politics

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New manufacturing consortium could bring thousands of jobs upstate
NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is teaming with General Electric and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur research and development in miniature electronic components.

US Rep. Hanna foils tea party challenge in primary
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Two-term U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna has defeated tea party-backed challenger Claudia Tenney in the Republican congressional primary election in central New York.

Congressional Race heats up as Republican primary nears
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - You know the primary is close when even candidates start getting flyers in the mail every day, some telling them why they shouldn't vote...for themselves.

Rep. Peter King: upstate drone testing benefits entire nation
ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Congressman Peter King talked drones Tuesday as he toured Griffiss International Airport alongside Congressman Richard Hanna.

Hanna's debate refusal sparks chirps from concerned citizen
UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The race for the 22nd Congressional District ongoing, and with Congressman Richard Hanna's continued refusal to debate opponent Claudia Tenney, it's heating up quickly.

Herkimer mayor unseated by Republican challenger Tony Brindisi
HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Voters in the Village of Herkimer decided to take their municipality in a new direction Tuesday night.

Obama: 275 US forces deploying to Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is notifying Congress that about 275 U.S. military personnel could deploy to Iraq.

Republican gubernatorial candidate tries to woo upstate voters
MIDDLEVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino tried to woo Herkimer County voters Monday night.

Congressional candidates discuss issues as clock ticks to primary
ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) -- In two months, voters will head to the polls for the congressional primary where incumbent Congressman Richard Hanna and State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney are squaring off.