Extra Extra: What’s in a Name?

For this bonus episode, USA Today Network’s Jon Campbell talks about organizations mounting independent expenditure campaigns in New York that focus on issues unrelated to their interests. The conversation focuses on the efforts of Airbnb, which has used controversial advertisements on environmental issues to attack a state legislator from the Hudson Valley.

Reverse Reverse! Everybody Change Your Votes!

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That’s a question Republicans in New York are hoping that voters who cast absentee ballots are starting to ask themselves in the wake of murky news on Friday about a new FBI investigation related to Hillary Clinton. And if you are asking this question, Suffolk County Republican Committee Chairman John Jay LaValle has the answers for you. Continue reading “Reverse Reverse! Everybody Change Your Votes!”

Democratic Hope Springs Eternal on Long Island

Newsday reporter Robert Brodsky outlines the fight for control of state Senate seats on Long Island, where Senate Democrats are hoping to win enough elections to gain a majority in the chamber.

New York is unwavering in support for Clinton

There has been virtually no movement in the race for New York’s 29 electoral votes since May.

In the last six months, the Siena Research Institute has asked New Yorkers five times about their preference for president. The results have been shockingly boring and really consistent. (Pro Tip: Listen to the process for determining “likely” voters on a recent episode of the podcast)

In a poll released on May 3, Hillary Clinton had 56 percent of the vote and Donald Trump had 30 percent. This month’s polling showed basically the same results, with Clinton dropping two percentage points and Trump still at 30 percent. Continue reading “New York is unwavering in support for Clinton”

Extra Extra: Republican Eye on Erie County


This bonus episode features Nick Langworthy, the chairman of the Erie County Republican Committee, talking about overcoming a Democratic enrollment edge in Erie County and the likelihood of “split-ticket” voting on Election Day.