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Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites.Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in New York and Ohio and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

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  1. Democrats Take U.S. House Majority: Lowey, Engel Among Likely Appointees To Key Majority Posts

    Democrats Take U.S. House Majority: Lowey, Engel Among Likely Appointees To Key Majority Posts

    Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, Nov. 6, giving two members of Congress representing Westchester County powerful leadership posts.U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, who represents Westchester as well as Rockland County, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, who represents southern Westchester and the Bronx, are expected to land a pair of the highest-ranking committee ...

  2. Campaign Cash, Name Recognition Help Cuomo Trounce Molinaro For Third Term As Governor

    Campaign Cash, Name Recognition Help Cuomo Trounce Molinaro For Third Term As Governor

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle easily defeated Republican Marc Molinaro on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns from the state Board of Elections.With 97 percent of the votes counted, Cuomo led by an unofficial 59 to 37 percent.Cuomo benefitted from a huge campaign war chest, high name recognition and a very strong turnout of Democrats on Tuesday -- estimated as nearly double the ...

  3. Democrats Take Control Of State Senate

    Democrats Take Control Of State Senate

    This story has been updated.New York Democrats took control of the state Senate on Tuesday, promising to push a progressive agenda that the GOP majority blocked for years.Early returns from the state Board of Elections showed that Democrats captured at least 32 of the Senate's 63 seats.Democrats managed to pull six key Sept. 13 primary upsets in the state Senate, as reported here by ...

  4. Control Of State Senate Could Hinge On Hudson Valley

    Control Of State Senate Could Hinge On Hudson Valley

    Democrats managed to pull six key Sept. 13 primary upsets in the state Senate, as reported here by Daily Voice, but have they raised enough money and voter support to take back the Republican-controlled chamber in Albany on Nov. 6?The Hudson Valley and Catskills are expected to play a pivotal role because the retirements of Republican Sens. John Bonacic and Bill Larkin created ...

  5. Cuomo-Molinaro Tightens As Republicans ‘Come Home,’ New Poll Shows

    Cuomo-Molinaro Tightens As Republicans ‘Come Home,’ New Poll Shows

    Republican Marc Molinaro's campaign for governor has gained about nine percentage points in a month. But it may be too little, too late with Election Day coming on Tuesday Nov. 6.Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New Castle, a Democrat seeking a third term as governor, leads the Dutchess County executive by 13 percentage points, according to the latest Siena College Poll.Cuomo leads Molinaro by ...

  6. Lost $10M State Grant, Late Campaign Finance Reports Spark Debate In Ossining Mayoral Race

    Lost $10M State Grant, Late Campaign Finance Reports Spark Debate In Ossining Mayoral Race

    Mayoral candidates in the Village of Ossining clashed over the village's inability to receive a $10 million state economic redevelopment grant. On her website, Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity claimed that village Trustee Omar Herrera, who is challenging her for mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 6, jeopardized the village’s chances of being awarded a Downtown Revitalization Initiative Grant ...

  7. Cuomo Campaign Contributors Include New Tappan Zee Bridge Union Contractors

    Cuomo Campaign Contributors Include New Tappan Zee Bridge Union Contractors

    A Daily Voice analysis of campaign finance reports shows that New York's major labor unions involved in replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge donated almost $800,000 to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign.Meanwhile, the same unions landed billions of dollars in construction contracts to build the new bridge, which the Democratic governor seeking a third term on Nov. 6 officially named ...

  8. Pivotal Murphy, Harckham State Senate Battle Gets Heated

    Pivotal Murphy, Harckham State Senate Battle Gets Heated

    The 40th Senate District, which includes parts of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties is considered one of eight "battleground" elections that could tip the balance of political power in Albany.On Tuesday, Nov. 6 voters can choose between incumbent Republican Sen. Terrence Murphy and Democrat Peter Harckham.Murphy of Yorktown was elected to the state Senate in 2014, and is ...

  9. Maloney's Bid For Fourth Term Faces Challenge From Retired Police Commander

    Maloney's Bid For Fourth Term Faces Challenge From Retired Police Commander

    This story has been updated.U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and James O’Donnell, the Republican challenging him for New York’s 18th Congressional District seat, have major differences over federal tax law and abortion rights as well as whether Maloney's heart is still in the job after six years.The 18th Congressional District includes Orange and Putnam counties in addition to parts of ...

  10. President Trump Vows End To Birthright Citizenship, Sparking Democratic Uproar

    President Trump Vows End To Birthright Citizenship, Sparking Democratic Uproar

    Just when elected officials from both major political parties are calling on President Donald Trump to tone down pre-Midterm Election rhetoric, the Republican vowed to sign an executive order ending the century-old practice of birthright citizenship.Trump's announcement triggered immediate scorn from U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey and other leading Democrats, but praise from congressional ...

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