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Capital Region officials brace for rare busy primary day


In what promises to be one of the busiest days in New York primary history, state Attorney General Eric T. Schneidermann wants to make sure the process works the way it’s supposed to.

Kasich brings positive message to Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Kasich brings positive message to Schenectady

John Kasich thinks his positive campaign message can appeal broadly across the country — if only he can get people to hear it.

Facts, figures and information on primaries

10 questions for primary voters:

Things to know when voting in state’s primary

CAPITAL REGION

Things to know when voting in state’s primary


Before heading into the voting booth Tuesday for New York’s presidential primary, there are a few things you should know. Especially you Democrats.

The face in the mirror matters most in the Empire State primary

The face in the mirror matters most in the Empire State primary

And as the nation focuses its attention-even more than usual-on New York and its presidential primary, it's highlighting the foibles and peculiarities of not just the candidates themselves, but on the challenges of campaigning in the Empire State, where authenticity is prized above all.

Bill Clinton, in Albany, stumps for Hillary

ALBANY

Bill Clinton, in Albany, stumps for Hillary

Former president Bill Clinton on Saturday made the case for electing Hillary Clinton president, in a campaign push ahead of Tuesday’s crucial New York Democratic primary.

Bernie Sanders says private meeting with Pope Francis is not an endorsement

Sanders said the meeting was for personal reasons and does not constitute an endorsement from the Holy See.

Former U.S. Rep. Sweeney joins Trump campaign

ALBANY

Former U.S. Rep. Sweeney joins Trump campaign

Former Republican U.S. Rep. John E. Sweeney has joined Donald Trump’s presidential campaign as an attorney and delegate selection adviser.

Siena poll: Clinton and Trump up in N.Y.

LOUDONVILLE

Siena poll: Clinton and Trump up in N.Y.

Likely Democratic voters in New York are warming up to Bernie Sanders, but Hillary Clinton still enjoys a commanding lead in the state heading into next Tuesday’s primary. And Donald Trump still has a big lead over John Kasich and Ted Cruz.

Presidential hopefuls hitting Capital Region today

CAPITAL REGION

Presidential hopefuls hitting Capital Region today

It’s Big Monday for politics — the Capital Region hosts political parties today.

Trump to visit Albany on Monday, sources say

ALBANY

Trump to visit Albany on Monday, sources say


Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is expected in Albany on Monday.

Ted Cruz plans campaign stop in Scotia Thursday

SCOTIA

Ted Cruz plans campaign stop in Scotia Thursday

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, currently in second place in the race to win the Republican presidential nomination, will visit Schenectady County Thursday morning.

‘Fractivists’ increase pressure on Clinton and Sanders in New York

‘Fractivists’ increase pressure on Clinton and Sanders in New York

A nasty row that erupted between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over oil and gas industry donors last week is catapulting the issue of climate change into the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as it moves to New York, where an army of activists upstate is driven by opposition to drilling.

ROTTERDAM

Schalmont investigating social media posts

A weekend investigation into a Schalmont student’s “concerning” social media posts is ongoing, district officials said in a letter posted to the district’s website

N.Y. Republican primary vote to make a difference this year

ALBANY

N.Y. Republican primary vote to make a difference this year

Registered Republicans in New York are going to have a special treat later this month: When they vote in the presidential primary on April 19, their vote will actually count for something.

If Sanders loses primary, some supporters won't vote for Clinton

If Sanders loses primary, some supporters won't vote for Clinton

For some Bernie Sanders supporters, the prospect of voting for anyone for president other than the Vermont senator is not a viable option.

At rallies, Hillary Clinton's supporters are looking for logic, not passion

What happens at a rally for the presidential candidate who has gotten more votes than anyone else so far - nearly 9 million, which is roughly 2.5 million more than Sanders and 1 million more than Trump?

In turmoil or triumph, Donald Trump stands alone

In turmoil or triumph, Donald Trump stands alone

Trump's go-it-alone instincts were a consistent refrain - "I'm the Lone Ranger," he said at one point - during a 96-minute interview Thursday in which he talked candidly about his aggressive style of campaigning and offered new details about what he would do as president.

Hillary Clinton to hold event at Cohoes High School

CAPITAL REGION

Hillary Clinton to hold event at Cohoes High School

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will be in the Capital Region on Monday with an event at Cohoes High School, according to her campaign website.

Sanders plans for a fervent torrent in New York

Sanders plans for a fervent torrent in New York

The Empire State's April 19 primary looms as potentially determinative: A win by Clinton, who is favored, would further narrow Sanders's path, while a loss in the state she represented as a senator would embarrass her and hand Sanders a rationale to continue campaigning until the final votes are cast in June.

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