With just eight days remaining before the elections, the State Senate races are beginning to come into focus.  Read this article from the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, which discusses the degree to which economic issues such as the property-tax cap, mandate relief, job creation and the minimum wage, are the main issues in the races that will decide which party controls the State Senate in 2013.

Read this Buffalo News analysis speculating as to why Gov. Cuomo might prefer a Republican-controlled State Senate.

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership released its list of endorsed candidates last week.

The Business Council of New York State has also released its list of endorsed candidates.  The business Council has endorsed 20 Senate candidates and 18 Assembly candidates.