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Republican Rep, Tom Reed of New York’s 23rd congressional district has refused to debate his Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano. Mitrano’s campaign proposed five debates to Reed, one each in the five district 23 media markets; Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira-Corning, Rochester and Syracuse. But to date, Reed has flatly refused. On her weekly media call, Mitrano stated

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Elise Stefanik Tedra Cobb

Tedra Cobb, Democratic challenger to Rep. Elise Stefanik in New York’s 21st congressional district, has raised nearly $4 million this cycle. Fundraising for Cobb’s rematch with the three-term incumbent increased dramatically late last fall as Stefanik became the face of Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team. North Country Public Radio’s Julia Ritchie quotes SUNY-Potsdam political scientist

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John Katko Dana Balter

As the November election fast approaches, Covid-19 has intensified voter anxiety about the state of U.S. healthcare. Last night Robert Harding of auburnpub.com published a review of Republican Rep. John Katko and Democratic NY-24 challenger Dana Balter’s healthcare position. The differences could not be more stark. Harding reports that Balter supports a Medicare for All

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Democrat Tracy Mitrano challenges Tom Reed to five debates in her quest to unseat the four-term Republican House representative of New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Mitrano’s choice five debates reflects the five media markets found in the Upstate district. This according to reporting this morning from WSYR-TV. Earlier in the month, Mitrano reported impressive fund

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Joe Biden Donald Trump

Failed responses to a pandemic and social unease continue to drive Trump’s odds of reelection lower as Trump fatigue grows. Recent data indicate that Trump’s failed response to COVID-19 and to social unease that has gripped the nation have further turned voters against the president in key battleground states. In Florida, a must-win state for

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stefanik discussed stone pardon with president

New York representative Elise Stefanik discussed a presidential pardon for Roger Stone with President Trump during an Air Force One flight to Florida on May 27th. Stone, longtime friend and political aid to the president, was convicted of obstruction of justice, lying to Congress and witness tampering on November 15, 2019. He was sentenced to

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Tom Reed immigration

New York Rep. Tom Reed reaffirmed his endorsement of the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policy Thursday when he called for the repeal of New York’s Green Light Law. Reed’s proposal, announced at a Buffalo event on July 9, would allow unprecedented access to New York State records by the Trump administration and the Department of

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Elise Stefanik

Elise Stefanik has not attended meetings of the House Intelligence Committee “for months” according to new reporting by the Albany Times Union. Stefanik, who represents Upstate New York’s 21st Congressional District, has been present for only one of at least seven meetings of the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence since March. Stefanik skipped the committee’s

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Defeat Trumpism

Democratic Group launches its ‘Defeat Trumpism’ campaign this week, its first installment targeting three Republican Upstate New York House representatives: Tom Reed, Elise Stefanik and John Katko. The campaign, which calls out Republican politicians who have refused to hold Donald Trump and his administration accountable for failures, will run on television, in print and on

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