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Candidates in New York’s primary elections are having to put any celebrations on hold, despite waking up this morning after election night.  Dana Balter and Claudia Tenney tallied the most votes from early voting and primary day ballots in their respective congressional races.


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The coronoavirus is dominating most people’s attention.  But it was a big week last week for the Presidential campaign of Joe Biden.  A string of key endorsements can help pave his path forward.

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The abrupt suspension of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is being met with disappointment, but also a lack of surprise in Central New York.  Fellow Democrat Common Councilor Joe Driscoll was disappointed to see an old inspiration go, though he thinks it was the right call. 


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Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter officially launched the petitioning process to get her on the ballot Saturday morning. Balter ran against Rep. John Katko in 2018, but lost in the general election.


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The impeachment and eventual acquittal of Donald Trump in the Senate Wednesday will undoubtedly be a campaign topic in this year’s election.  And one Syracuse University Expert can see how it might benefit the President. 


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Central New York’s Congress Members followed party lines on today’s impeachment procedural vote. 


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It's the second and final of the July Democratic debates. The second set of 10 candidates is making their case as to why they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks.

Stay tuned to WAER during NPR's Morning Edition  and All Things Considered, for additional coverage of the 2nd wave of Democratic debates

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Will enough voters in the congressional district that includes Syracuse change their minds from this past election to send a Democrat to Washington? 


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Francis Conole announced his candidacy for Congress today, joining Roger Misso in the Democratic field for the election that’s still a year-and-a-half away.  Conole (pronounced: cah-NOHL) believes he can challenge Congress Member John Katko in 2020 with his plan to invest in the middle class.


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Tensions are high in Britain’s Parliament, as political leaders try to hash out a deal on Brexit. But there’s another separatist movement brewing — right here in New York state.

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