Ongoing Coverage:

Election 2012

The campaign for Federal, State and Local offices in 2012.


12:28 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Local State Senate and Assembly Race Results

Local NYS Senate Winners in Contested Races:

  • 55th District - Ted O'Brien (D, WF)
  • 61st District - Michael Ranzenhofer (R,C, I)

Local NYS Assembly Winners in Contested Races:

  • 133rd Distrist - Bill Nojay (R, I)
  • 135th District - Mark Johns (R, C, I)
  • 137th District - David Gantt (D)
  • 138th District - Harry Bronson (D, WF, I)
  • 139th District - Stephen Hawley (R, C, I)
Election 2012
7:59 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

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10:39 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Slaughter Regains Lead Over Brooks

Credit Siena Research Institute

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport), has regained her double digit lead over challenger Maggie Brooks (R-Webster) according to the latest poll from Siena Research Institute.

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Voice of the Voter Debate
10:56 am
Mon October 22, 2012

25th Congressional District Debate: Louise Slaughter-Maggie Brooks

Watch our Voice of the Voter debate between candidates for the 25th Congressional District: 

Louise Slaughter (D,WF)

Maggie Brooks (R,C,I)

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Capitol Bureau, Election 2012
5:53 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

GOP Candidates Use Cuomo's Image to Bolster Campaigns

Governor Cuomo is not running for office this year- but his face and name are still appearing in election mailers in many New York homes.  That’s because state lawmakers from both parties running for re election are using the popular governor’s image in their campaign literature. 

George Amedore, an Assemblyman who is seeking to fill the newly created 63rd Senate seat in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys, has sent a full color flyer to homes in the district, prominently featuring Amedore clasping hands with a smiling Governor Cuomo. 

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Voice of the Voter Debate
12:08 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Slaughter/Brooks Debate, On-air, Online, Mobile and Social


Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport) and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks (R-Webster) face-off  in our Voice of the Voter debate tonight, starting at 8 p.m.

Voice of the Voter is a partnership between WXXI, 13WHAM, Democrat & Chronicle, and WDKX 103.9. Support comes from the The Community Foundation.

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3:36 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Bill Clinton Headlines Rally for Slaughter and Hochul

Former President Bill Clinton comes to Rochester on Friday to lend support for U.S. Reps. Louise Slaughter and Kathy Hochul.
Jerry Nadler Flickr

UPDATE: Due to ticket demand, the rally has been moved to the Main Street Armory in Rochester.

Former President Bill Clinton will be in Rochester on  Friday afternoon to rally support for Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-Fairport) and Kathy Hochul (D-Amherst), as both incumbents are in close races according to recent Siena polls.

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Capitol Bureau
3:02 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Cuomo to Offer Comments at Presidential Debate on Long Island

Governor Cuomo will be on Long Island tonight for the second Presidential debate, and will offer his opinions afterward of how things went.  

Cuomo, who normally shuns the national spotlight, is making a rare campaign related appearance for President Obama, watching the debate at Hofstra University and , in his words “cheering the President on”. Afterward, he’ll  provide commentary in the spin room.

The governor has some advice for Mr. Obama, who was widely perceived as losing the first debate.

“Win,” Cuomo said.

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8:42 am
Tue October 16, 2012

27th Congressional District Debate

Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins (R) and Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D) debate tonight on WXXI-TV/HD and AM 1370.

Democratic Congresswoman Kathy Hochul debates the issues with her Republican challenger Chris Collins in a televised event later tonight.

WNED-TV in Buffalo hosts the debate, and you can hear it live on AM-1370 at 7 p.m., or watch it at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD.

The newly drawn 27th district covers suburban and rural areas in between Rochester and Buffalo. Hochul won in a special election held last year.

5:00 am
Sun October 14, 2012

Poll: Slaughter slightly ahead of Brooks in 25th Congressional District race

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D) and Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks (R) head to Friday's Voice of the Voter debate separated by 5 percentage points.

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has a slim lead over Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks in the 25th Congressional District race, ahead of their Voice of the Voter debate on Friday night.

According to the latest Voice of the Voter poll conducted by Siena College Research Institute, the incumbent Democrat leads her Republican challenger by 5 points, 49 percent to 44 percent. The telephone poll of 800 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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