Balance New York Looks to Maintain Senate GOP Majority


A new, independent expenditure group led by Republican political operatives is looking to return the Senate GOP to the majority in the house this coming fall.   The group, Balance New York, intends to serve as a counterweight to politically-active labor unions. It is being led by GOP political operatives Susan Del Percio and Claude LaVigna.


Republican to Make Third Run for North Country Congressional Seat


Republican Matt Doheny of Watertown, who twice lost to Democrat Bill Owens, announced this week that he plans to run for the state’s 21st Congressional District in the wake of Owens’ decision not to run for re-election this fall.


He will face Elise Stefanik, a former White House aide who has been endorsed by the region’s GOP chairs, in the June primary.