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Fiala Gets No Thanks From Cuomo For Senate Bid

Governor Cuomo - who had said he would "do whatever I can do to elect Barbara Fiala" to the state Senate - didn't call his former DMV commissioner after she lost the special election to Republican Frederick Akshar...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Senate Candidate Fred Akshar Discusses Issues

Fred Akshar, the Republican candidate for the 52nd District New York State Senate seat, was interviewed on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program on Wednesday...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

State Senate Candidates Meet in Televised Debate

A debate featuring the candidates for the 52nd District New York State Senate seat will be broadcast Thursday evening.

Republican Fred Akshar and Democrat Barbara Fiala discussed a range of issues during a session recorded Tuesday afternoon at the WBNG-TV studios in Johnson City...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file]

Judge: Libous Felony Conviction Will Stand

Former state Senator Thomas Libous has lost a bid to have his conviction for lying to the FBI thrown out.

U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti rejected the contention of the former senator's attorney that the July conviction by a federal jury was based on insufficient evidence...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Poll: Akshar Has Wide Lead Over Fiala

A poll of likely voters in the 52nd New York State Senate District shows Republican Fred Akshar with a big lead over Democrat Barbara Fiala.

The Time Warner Cable News/Siena College survey indicated 59 percent of those who expressed a preference said they would vote for Akshar if the election was held today...

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Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS
Frederick Akshar campaigned during a Binghamton Mets game on August 6. BOB JOSEPH/WNBF NEWS

Senate Campaign Brings New Face to Ballpark

The candidates for the 52nd District state Senate seat are making appearances across the Southern Tier as they try to meet as many prospective voters as possible before the November special election...

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Apalachin Man Seeking 52nd District Senate Seat

A second Tioga County resident has announced he wants to be on the November ballot for the special election for the state Senate seat previously held by Republican Thomas Libous...

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New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles [file]

Senate Candidate Barbara Fiala Interviewed [Audio]

Former Broome County executive Barbara Fiala says she's the right person to represent the 52nd Senate district in Albany.

Fiala - who also served as Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner in the Cuomo administration - discussed some of the issues she'll be running on during a live interview on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program...

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Akshar and Fiala To Battle For State Senate Seat

Frederick Akshar, the Broome County undersheriff, has announced he's running for the state Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Thomas Libous...

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Kathy Whyte/WNBF News [file]

Broome Undersheriff Preparing For Senate Bid

Broome County Undersheriff Frederick Akshar is getting ready to run for the state Senate seat vacated by Thomas Libous.

Akshar, who was promoted to the second-highest post in the sheriff's office last month, is expected to announce his candidacy soon...

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