Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Negative TV ads make up the majority

The National Republican Campaign Committee's "sex hotline" ad attacking Michael Arcuri has been cited in a Media Life magazine report on the year's dirtiest political ads.

Arcuri could be part of Democratic wave

Michael Arcuri is in some ways the model of a Democratic challenger this year in that he’s running as a centrist, and that could be part of a Democratic wave that could crest in upstate New York, according to The Hill, the newspaper for and about Congress.

Boehlert has little hope for GOP in House

Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-24, retiring this year, thinks his upstate colleagues will survive, but doubts the GOP will keep control of the House after today's elections, according to an Associated Press story in the Staten Island Advance.

Boehlert: Democrat dollars makes it a contest

Retiring Congressman Sherwood Boehlert told Bloomberg.com that "Democratic spending is "making races that originally would not be competitive more competitive."
"That, combined with the top of the ticket apparently sailing to victory, gives
them some standing.''

Monday, November 06, 2006

It's a fight down to the wire

Both sides -- Raymond Meier and Michael Arcuri -- fire volleys from big guns as they enter the final stretch.

O-D ad analysis cited on "Meet the Press"

"Ad Watch," a special feature the Observer-Dispatch has created this year to analyze televised political ads, was cited on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.

Voters will have the final say

Candidates are pulling out all the stops so voters will pull the levers. Read the report in the Observer-Dispatch.

A Day in the Life of a candidate

Spend a day with the candidates who are literally running for Congress in New York's 24th district through reports in the Utica Observer-Dispatch and Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin.

Minorities feel left out of political process

Neither Raymond Meier nor Michael Arcuri has given Utica's minority community any reason to believe they'll have a positive impact on them. Read the report in the Observer-Dispatch.

Smiling through all the madness

Sometimes, you just can't help but laugh when dissecting the political campaigns, says Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin columnist Dave Rossi.

Meier endorsed by Auburn Citizen

Ray Meier has performed in Albany and is ready to go to Washington, says the Auburn Citizen.

Arcuri rallies Democrats in Tompkins County

Democratic Michael Arcuri discusses minimum wage and troop withdrawl from Iraq during a final campaign swing through Tompkins County, and the Ithaca Journal was there to report on it.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Candidates enter the final lap

With only three days left before Election Day, Democrat Michael Arcuri and Republican Raymond Meier are rolling out plans to motivate their supporters to pull the lever for them Tuesday. Read about the plans in the Observer-Dispatch.

'Dream Team' on the stump for Arcuri

The Democrats' first string was stumping for Mike Arcuri Friday night at the Greater Binghamton Airport, according to to report in the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin.

Friday, November 03, 2006

After all these years, Democrat on the radar

NY1’s Bill Carey offers a perspective on the showdown in the 24th Congressional district.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A dubious distinction indeed

Even our neighbors to the north are wincing at America's pathetic campaign ads. Canada's CTV.ca lists the "dirty dozen," and guess which ads are among them ...

Monday, October 30, 2006

Syracuse paper goes with Arcuri in 24th

The Syracuse Post Standard throws its support to Michael Arcuri, saying ... "maybe it's time to send a Democrat to Congress from the 24th District to help rein in an administration that has had its unquestioned way for too long. "

Young voters on candidates' radar

Michael Arcuri and Raymond Meier are both prospecting for the youth vote. Read about their efforts in the Observer-Dispatch.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Where often is heard a disparaging word

They might fight dirty, but one expert tells the Los Angeles Times that underhanded campaign ads work.

Local, national campaigns separate by law

Candidates might detest those nasty ads, but there's nothing they can do to stop them, according to law. The Observer-Dispatch explains how it works.

Campaign battleground isn't cheap turf

Money is no object when it comes to the getting a candidate elected in the 24th Congressional District. So far, the national political parties have spent more than $3 million on airtime for advertisements promoting -- or attacking -- Democrat Michael Arcuri and Republican Raymond Meier. And if past studies are any indication, at least 70 percent of those ads have been negative, says a report in the Observer-Dispatch.