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Op-ed column: Fringe candidate victories bode ill for moderate GOP

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Primary elections, especially for a single state Senate seat, aren’t usually worthy of statewide attention. But the Republican race for New York’s 43rd Senate district, along the east bank of the Hudson north to Saratoga Springs and as far south as Columbia County, is a little bit more meaningful than we’re used to. This race — which Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione won by a slim margin over incumbent Sen. Roy McDonald — is more ...

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September 30, 2012
11:19 a.m.

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Democrats are "primaried out" far more frequently than Republicans. Are the elected Democrats that aren't primary challenged "kowtowing" to the fringe??