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March 13, 2019 - 1:01 am
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — The political world may have to wait yet another "few weeks" to learn whether one of the biggest names in Democratic politics is running for president. With frustration mounting about his indecision, former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday teased out themes for a possible...
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Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - The White House is refusing to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again as another deadline looms at the end of the week. Negotiators are clashing over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle...
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February 06, 2019 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN - Brendan Keany) - New York State Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand were a part of federal politicians that penned a letter to state legislators saying New York should continue its fusion voting system . For those who don't know what electoral fusion means, it's the act...
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Elizabeth Warren is taking the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. She is hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. The Massachusetts...
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(WBEN) - On the heels of promising poll numbers, National Democrats could be sending more support to Nathan McMurray. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has added McMurray to their "Red to Blue" program that identifies tight congressional races that Democrats believe they can take. The...
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Downtown Buffalo. October 9, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 11, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Erie County has over 500,000 registered voters for this year's midterm elections, though not all of them consider themselves Republicans or Democrats. Approximately 433,297 voters are registered as either Democrat or Republican, though that represents about 73 percent of the...
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September 14, 2018 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — In a year awash with liberal challengers aiming to retire establishment Democrats, Andrew Cuomo was an obvious target. A consummate insider, Cuomo is the son of a governor who ran his father's campaigns and served as a U.S. housing secretary and state attorney general before...
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Brian Mazurowski
June 14, 2018 - 11:04 am
Amherst, NY (WBEN) - One of Western New York's top Democrats is speaking out against the party's leadership in Washington Congressman Brian Higgins said he no longer is supporting Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi, citing her lack of leadership. "The Democratic Party has to offer something...
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Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Cynthia Nixon was scheduled to make her first campaign stop in Buffalo Wednesday, but a last minute venue change left organizers scrambling. The event was supposed to take place at the Agustin Olivencia Community Center on Swan Street, but people who work there told WBEN...
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Erie County Legislature
Richard Root
November 08, 2017 - 5:39 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) It's been four years, but last night Democrats took back control of the Erie County Legislature. Republicans had two chances to keep their 6 to 5 majority. One was with incumbent Ted Morton, who lost to political upstart John Bruso by 631 votes, a four percent margin. Morton...
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