WATERLOO — Seneca County Clerk Christina “Tina” Lotz has filed a general objection to the independent petition submitted by her Democratic opponent last week.

ITHACA — The debate about debates is a staple of campaigning, and it’s the challengers who are most likely pushing incumbents for more of them.

MILO — Republican incumbent Tom Reed has the fundraising edge on Democrat Tracy Mitrano in the race for the 23rd Congressional District seat this November, but his challenger is starting from a better place than 2016, when a brutal five-way primary left her with just $8,000 that July.

SYRACUSE — Democrat Dana Balter has received a boost in her bid to unseat Republican Congressman John Katko in the 24th District.


SYRACUSE — Fresh off her second primary victory in two years, Democrat Dana Balter is now fully turning her attention towards her Republican opponent in November, incumbent Congressman John Katko, in the race for the 24th District seat.

One of Yankee great Yogi Berra’s most famous phrases is “It ain’t over till it’s over.”


Manchester Town Supervisor Jeff Gallahan is leading former Canandaigua City Councilor Cindy Wade 2,488 to 1,940 in the Republican primary in the race for the 131st Assembly District, with all districts reporting in the two counties in the district, Ontario and Seneca.

Dana Balter of Syracuse is looking for another chance to oust Republican John Katko in the race for the 24th Congressional District seat in November. The district includes all of Wayne County.


MILO — The police reform debate in America didn’t start with the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, said Democratic congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano.

With longtime Republican Assemblyman Brian Kolb of Victor stepping down at the end of the year after two decades in office, four people — two from Seneca County and two from Ontario County — are vying for the chance to succeed him in the June 23 GOP primary.