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Attorney General candidates Donovan, Schneiderman live on Editorial Spotlight at 2

October
21

Our series of Editorial Spotlight interviews with candidates vying for state and national offices continues today at 2 p.m. as we talk with candidates in the race for state Attorney General.

We’ll talk with Daniel Donovan, the Republican candidate who serves as State Island’s District Attorney, and state Sen. Eric Schneiderman, a Manhattan Democrat who represents the 31st district.

To watch the session, go to lohud.com/editorialspotlight. To join the conversation by asking a question or making a comment, engage the CoverItLive blogging feature on the right side of your screen.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
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Ed Koch live from our Albany Bureau

October
20

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, leader of the New York Uprising campaign, will join Albany Bureau Reporter Nick Reisman to talk about his efforts live at 2:30 p.m.

You can watch the session by navigating to our Albany Bureau’s Livestream page.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 2:27 pm |
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Editorial Spotlight for 18th Congressional District set

October
20

We’ve added an Editorial Spotlight to today’s calendar.

At 1 p.m. today, the Editorial Board will host an Editorial Spotlight interview U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, and Cortes DeRussy of Bronxville, the Westchester Republican Party-backed the write-in candidate 18th Congressional District seat.

The district covers most of Westchester County and part of Rockland County.

To watch the session, go to lohud.com/editorialspotlight. To join the conversation by asking a question or leaving a comment, engage the CoverItLive blogging feature on the right side of your screen.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 10:26 am |
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LIVE at 3 p.m.: Jay Townsend, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate

October
11

Jay Townsend, the Republican-Conservative running against Sen. Charles Schumer in the November election, will meet with the Journal News Editorial Board today.

The session will be webcast live and viewers can post questions. Schumer is not attending.

Tune in at 3 p.m. at http://lohud.com/editorialspotlight.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
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Candidate interview schedule updated

October
11

The Editorial Board of The Journal News holds endorsement interviews with candidates in key contests on the Nov. 2 ballot. Voters may watch and participate online at www.LoHud.com. This list will be updated as additional interviews are scheduled.
(* denotes incumbent)

Today
3 p.m., candidates for U.S. Senate (Charles Schumer* vs. Jay Townsend)

Oct. 12
• 2 p.m., 37th District, state Senate (Suzi Oppenheimer* vs. Bob Cohen)
• 4 p.m., 36th District, state Senate (Ruth Hassell-Thompson* vs.
Robert Diamond)
• 5 p.m., candidates for U.S. Senate (Kirstin Gillibrand* vs. Joseph DioGuardi)

Oct. 13
• 2 p.m., 87th District, Assembly (J. Gary Pretlow* vs. Samuel Rivers)
• 4 p.m., 89th District, Assembly (Robert Castelli* vs. Thomas Roach Jr.)

Oct. 14
2 p.m., candidates for 19th Congressional District (John Hall* vs. Nan Hayworth)

Oct. 18
2 p.m., New York state comptroller (Tom DiNapoli* vs. Harry Wilson)

Oct. 19
• 2 p.m., 17th District, U.S. House of Representatives (Eliot Engel* vs. Anthony Mele vs. York Kleinhandler)

Watch online
Watch LIVE interviews at www.LoHud.com/editorialspot­light; to submit a question during a session, engage the “CoverItLive” feature. View completed interviews at www.LoHud.com/editorial­spotlight; click “On Demand” and select the video from the menu on the right. These interviews have been completed:
• Putnam’s county executive (Vincent Leibell vs. Mary Ellen Odell)
• 34th District, state Senate (Jeffrey Klein* vs. Frank Vernuccio Jr.)
• 90th District, Assembly (Sandra Galef* vs. William Gouldman)
• 95th District, Assembly (Ellen Jaffee* vs. Thomas Morr)
• 94th District, Assembly (Kenneth Zebrowski* vs. Frank Sparaco)
• 38th District, state Senate (David Carlucci vs. C. Scott Vanderhoef)
• 88th District, Assembly (Amy Paulin* vs. Rene Atayan)
• 96th District, Assembly (Nancy Calhoun* vs. Roxanne Donnery)
• 97th District, Assembly (Annie Rabbitt* vs. Myrna Kemnitz)
• 35th District, state Senate (Andrea Stewart-Cousins* vs. Liam McLaughlin)
• 40th District, state Senate (Greg Ball vs. Michael Kaplowitz)
• 93rd District, Assembly (Mike Spano* vs. Mike Ramondelli)
• 99th District, Assembly (Steve Katz vs. James Borkowski vs. Brendan Tully)
• 91st District, Assembly (George Latimer* vs. Bill Reed)
• 92nd District, Assembly (Thomas Abinanti vs. Thomas Bock)

Candidate alert
The Journal News and LoHud.com wish to hear from candidates on the November ballot in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam — including for the state Legislature but excluding statewide and federal offices.
Please send us an e-mail including your full name, home address, daytime phone number and an active e-mail address to elections@lohud.com. In both the subject line and body of the e-mail, be sure to indicate which office you seek.

The information will be used by our news and opinion staffs to contact and correspond with candidates. Additionally, the e-mail address will be used to send candidates a questionnaire that will form the basis of an online guide for voters.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
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Additional candidate interviews scheduled

October
7

The Editorial Board of The Journal News holds endorsement interviews with candidates in key contests on the Nov. 2 ballot. Voters may watch and participate online at www.LoHud.com. This list had been and will be updated as additional interviews are scheduled.
(* denotes incumbent)

Today
• 1 p.m., 91st District, Assembly (George Latimer* vs. Bill Reed)
• 4 p.m., 92nd District, Assembly (Thomas Abinanti vs. Thomas Bock)

Oct. 11
3 p.m., candidates for U.S. Senate (Charles Schumer* vs. Jay Townsend)

Oct. 12
• 2 p.m., 37th District, state Senate (Suzi Oppenheimer* vs. Bob Cohen)
• 4 p.m., 36th District, state Senate (Ruth Hassell-Thompson* vs. Robert Diamond)
• 5 p.m., candidates for U.S. Senate (Kirstin Gillibrand* vs. Joseph DioGuardi)

Oct. 13
• 2 p.m., 87th District, Assembly (J. Gary Pretlow* vs. Samuel Rivers)
• 4 p.m., 89th District, Assembly (Robert Castelli* vs. Thomas Roach Jr.)

Oct. 14
2 p.m., candidates for 19th Congressional District (John Hall* vs. Nan Hayworth)

Oct. 18
2 p.m., New York state comptroller (Tom DiNapoli* vs. Harry Wilson)

Oct. 19
• 2 p.m., 17th District, U.S. House of Representatives (Eliot Engel* vs. Anthony Mele vs. York Kleinhandler)

Watch online
Watch LIVE interviews at www.LoHud.com/editorialspot­light; to submit a question during a session, engage the “CoverItLive” feature. View completed interviews at www.LoHud.com/editorial­spotlight; click “On Demand” and select the video from the menu on the right. These interviews have been completed:
• Putnam’s county executive (Vincent Leibell vs. Mary Ellen Odell)
• 34th District, state Senate (Jeffrey Klein* vs. Frank Vernuccio Jr.)
• 90th District, Assembly (Sandra Galef* vs. William Gouldman)
• 95th District, Assembly (Ellen Jaffee* vs. Thomas Morr)
• 94th District, Assembly (Kenneth Zebrowski* vs. Frank Sparaco)
• 38th District, state Senate (David Carlucci vs. C. Scott Vanderhoef)
• 88th District, Assembly (Amy Paulin* vs. Rene Atayan)
• 96th District, Assembly (Nancy Calhoun* vs. Roxanne Donnery)
• 97th District, Assembly (Annie Rabbitt* vs. Myrna Kemnitz)
• 35th District, state Senate (Andrea Stewart-Cousins* vs. Liam McLaughlin)
• 40th District, state Senate (Greg Ball vs. Michael Kaplowitz)
• 93rd District, Assembly (Mike Spano* vs. Mike Ramondelli)
• 99th District, Assembly (Steve Katz vs. James Borkowski vs.
Brendan Tully)

Candidate alert
The Journal News and LoHud.com wish to hear from candidates on the November ballot in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam — including for the state Legislature but excluding statewide and federal offices. Please send us an e-mail including your full name, home address, daytime phone number and an active e-mail address to elections@lohud.com. In both the subject line and body of the e-mail, be sure to indicate which office you seek. The information will be used by our news and opinion staffs to contact and correspond with candidates. Additionally, the e-mail address will be used to send candidates a questionnaire that will form the basis of an online guide for voters.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 at 11:49 am |
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Additional candidate interviews scheduled

October
6

The Editorial Board of The Journal News holds endorsement interviews with candidates in key contests on the Nov. 2 ballot. Voters may watch and participate online at www.LoHud.com. This list will be updated as additional interviews are scheduled.
(* denotes incumbent)

Today
• 1 p.m., 93rd District, Assembly (Mike Spano* vs. Mike Ramondelli)
• 3 p.m., 99th District, Assembly (Steve Katz vs. James Borkowski vs.
Brendan Tully)

Oct. 7
• 1 p.m., 91st District, Assembly (George Latimer*
vs. Bill Reed)
• 4 p.m., 92nd District, Assembly (Thomas Abinanti
vs. Thomas Bock)

Oct. 12
• 2 p.m., 37th District, state Senate (Suzi Oppenheimer* vs. Bob Cohen)
• 4 p.m., 36th District, state Senate (Ruth Hassell-Thompson* vs.
Robert Diamond)

Oct. 13
• 2 p.m., 87th District, Assembly (J. Gary Pretlow* vs. Samuel Rivers)
• 4 p.m., 89th District, Assembly (Robert Castelli* vs. Thomas Roach Jr.)

Oct. 18
2 p.m., New York state comptroller (Tom DiNapoli* vs. Harry Wilson)

Watch online
Watch LIVE interviews at www.LoHud.com/editorialspot­light; to submit a question during a session, engage the “CoverItLive” feature. View completed interviews at www.LoHud.com/editorial­spotlight; click “On Demand” and select the video from the menu on the right. These interviews have been completed:
• Putnam’s county executive (Vincent Leibell vs. Mary Ellen Odell)
• 34th District, state Senate (Jeffrey Klein* vs. Frank Vernuccio Jr.)
• 90th District, Assembly (Sandra Galef* vs. William Gouldman)
• 95th District, Assembly (Ellen Jaffee* vs. Thomas Morr)
• 94th District, Assembly (Kenneth Zebrowski* vs. Frank Sparaco)
• 38th District, state Senate (David Carlucci vs. C. Scott Vanderhoef)
• 88th District, Assembly (Amy Paulin* vs. Rene Atayan)
• 96th District, Assembly (Nancy Calhoun* vs. Roxanne Donnery)
• 97th District, Assembly (Annie Rabbitt* vs. Myrna Kemnitz)
• 35th District, state Senate (Andrea Stewart-Cousins* vs. Liam McLaughlin)
• 40th District, state Senate (Greg Ball vs. Michael Kaplowitz)

Candidate alert
The Journal News and LoHud.com wish to hear from candidates on the November ballot in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam — including for the state Legislature but excluding statewide and federal offices. Please send us an e-mail including your full name, home address, daytime phone number and an active e-mail address to elections@lohud.com. In both the subject line and body of the e-mail, be sure to indicate which office you seek. The information will be used by our news and opinion staffs to contact and correspond with candidates. Additionally, the e-mail address will be used to send candidates a questionnaire that will form the basis of an online guide for voters.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
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Video: State Assembly, Senate candidates square off in Editorial Spotlight interviews

October
6

Our series of Editorial Spotlight interviews with candidates for the state Assembly and state Senate has continued in the last week. More candidates will meet with the Editorial Board this week. Here are clips of candidates’ introductions from recent interviews:

40th state Senate: Greg Ball vs. Michael Kaplowitz

35th state Senate: Liam McLaughlin vs. Andrea Stewart-Cousins

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Posted by Ed Forbes on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 11:26 am |
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Video: 95th Assembly district incumbent Jaffee

September
24

Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, D-Suffern, met Thursday with members of the Editorial Board to discuss her candidacy. Here’s a clip in which she offers introductory comments:

To watch session in its entirety, go to lohud.com/editorialspotlight and select the video you’d like to watch by clicking the “on demand” button.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 11:51 am |
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Video: 94th Assembly district candidates

September
24

Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, D-New City, and his Republican challenger for the 94th Assembly district seat, Frank Sparaco of Valley Cottage, met Thursday with members of the Editorial Board. Here’s a clip that includes introductory comments from both candidates:

To watch session in its entirety, go to lohud.com/editorialspotlight and select the video you’d like to watch by clicking the “on demand” button.

Posted by Ed Forbes on Friday, September 24th, 2010 at 11:43 am |
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