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October 30, 2012 - 5:24 PM
The Buffalo News and BuffaloNews.com will have you covered on Election Day from the minute you wake up until the results unfold.
Starting at 10 a.m., we'll have a live chat with guests to talk about the important issues, key races and the latest updates from across Western New York. Reporters Mary Pasciak and Patrick Lakamp will be your hosts. We'll also bring you insight from Political Reporter Bob McCarthy and Columnist Donn Esmonde. Here's what we have so far in terms of guests:
*10 a.m.: Reporter Gene Warner on what early-morning voters were saying at the polls
*10:30 a.m.: Deputy Managing Editor Stan Evans on what to watch for throughout the day
*11 a.m.: Washington Columnist Doug Turner on the national scene
*12 p.m.: Turner and Managing Editor Brian Connolly open it up for a discussion with readers
*1:10 p.m.: Health Reporter Henry Davis on health care issues
*1:40 p.m.: Business Editor Grove Potter on economic issues
*2:10 p.m.: Siena Research Institute pollster Steven A. Greenberg
*2:40 p.m.: Editorial Page Editor John Neville on The Buffalo News' endorsement process
*3:10 p.m.: Reporter Dan Herbeck on the Seneca Nation elections
*3:40 p.m.: Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski reports from Chicago
*4:10 p.m.: Buffalo News Editor Mike Connelly gives a Florida perspective
*4:40 p.m.: Reporter Jay Rey from the swing state of Ohio
*4:55 p.m.: Reporter Matt Glynn on local town board upsizing votes
*5:10 p.m.: Reporter Barbara O'Brien on area State Assembly races
*5:40 p.m.: Reporter Sandra Tan on the Erie County comptroller's race
*6:10 p.m.: Rochester D&C Reporter Jessica Alaimo on the Slaughter-Brooks race
*6:25 p.m.: Reporter Thomas J. Prohaska on the Witryol-Maziarz State Senate race
*6:40 p.m.: Reporter Denise Jewell Gee on the Collins-Hochul race
*7:10 p.m.: Reporter Charity Vogel on the Grisanti-Amodeo-Swanick race
*7:40 p.m.: Reporter Tom Precious reports from Boston
*8 p.m.: Metro Columnist Donn Esmonde chimes in
*8:30 p.m.: Political Reporter Bob McCarthy
Hosted by reporters Brian Meyer and Phil Fairbanks, we'll have updates every half hour starting at noon, and then wall-to-wall coverage starting at 8 p.m. Our guests will include Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski who will be reporting from Chicago and Reporter Tom Precious from Boston.
*12 p.m.: Reporter Gene Warner on what early-morning voters were saying at the polls
*12:30 p.m.: Reporter Jay Rey from the swing state of Ohio
*1 p.m.: Reporter Henry Davis talks about health care issues and the election
*1:30 p.m.: Business Editor Grove Potter on the economy
*2 p.m.: Siena Research Institute pollster Steven A. Greenberg
*2:30 p.m.: Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski reports from Chicago
*3 p.m.: Editorial Writer Kevin Walter on The Buffalo News' endorsement process
*3:30 p.m.: Reporter Dan Herbeck on issues in the Seneca Nation election
*4 p.m.: Reporter Tom Precious reports from Boston
*4:30 p.m.: Reporter Jay Rey reports from Ohio
*5 p.m.: Reporter Barbara O'Brien reports on area State Assembly races
*5:30 p.m.: Reporter Sandra Tan on the Erie County comptroller race
*6 p.m.: Rochester D&C Reporter Jessica Alaimo on the Slaughter-Brooks race
*6:30 p.m.: Reporter Denise Jewell Gee on the Hochul-Collins race
*7 p.m.: Reporter Charity Vogel on the Grisanti-Amodeo-Swanick race
*7:30 p.m.: Albany Bureau Chief Tom Precious reports from Boston
The latest results
When the polls close, BuffaloNews.com will deliver the latest numbers from across the region, the state and the country.
October 23, 2012 - 4:00 PM
By Tom Precious
ALBANY – The clock is ticking, but President Obama has still not given a road map to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for where the New York Democrat can serve as a surrogate in the final weeks of the presidential campaign.
Cuomo, who had a low-key role at the party’s convention this summer in North Carolina, last week began talking up his plans to go to swing states on the president’s behalf to woo Democratic voters in the all-important get-out-the-vote effort.
Asked again if he had gotten word from the White House about when he will hit the trail, Cuomo, in a brief session with reporters today, said, “I don’t think so.’’ His spokesman, Joshua Vlasto, quickly added, that there has been no official notification yet, but, “We’ll go where they need us to.
October 23, 2012 - 8:00 AM
Discuss Monday night’s third and final presidential debate with The News’ Washington columnist Doug Turner.
October 22, 2012 - 8:13 PM
Mitt Romney and President Obama face off for the final of three debates before Election Day.
October 19, 2012 - 11:49 AM
October 18, 2012 - 11:07 AM
By Tom Precious
ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will be doing more surrogate campaigning for President Obama in the final weeks of the presidential campaign, but said he is worried if he goes too far on the national political stump it could hurt his ability to govern at home.
With his name in the mix as a possible contender in the 2016 White House campaign, Cuomo told an Albany radio station this morning that he has to be aware of the pitfalls such political chatter can create. Cuomo appeared in the spin room promoting Obama after the president's debate the other night on Long Island against Mitt Romney.
"It hurts me as governor. If you politicize me, you cast aspirations on my motivations and intent … you’re going to hurt my capacity and ability to serve as governor," Cuomo said of perceptions that could come with him campaigning for Obama and his 2016 aspirations.
Cuomo ended with a slap at the press for speculating about such things in the first place, adding that it is easier and less "fatiguing" to write such stories than looking at real policy matters.
October 17, 2012 - 8:00 AM
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Robert J. McCarthy
A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.
Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.
Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.
Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.
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