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Justin Sondel

is a freelance reporter in Buffalo.

Crystal Peoples-Stokes

Personality

Crystal Peoples-Stokes is on the precipice of her biggest achievement

How the first woman, and first African American, to serve as Assembly majority leader fought for equitable marijuana legalization.

New York State

Politics

Has Trump made upstate great again?

Outside its urban centers, much of New York voted heavily for Donald Trump. But the president hasn’t fulfilled his promise to fix the rural and Rust Belt economy.

Chris Collins

Politics

Chris Collins’ office entryway campaign

The indicted congressman has been even harder to reach than usual, but many voters didn’t mind.

Marcus Molinaro

Personality

Is Marc Molinaro the next George Pataki?

Marc Molinaro is an appealing GOP candidate who is strikingly similar to New York’s last Republican governor. But George Pataki never had to contend with President Donald Trump.

Andrew Cuomo

Politics

Why upstate Democrats like lefty candidates

In recent Democratic primaries, rural parts of New York state have been the most likely to embrace left-leaning insurgent candidates such as 2014 gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid - and Cynthia Nixon's 2018 candidacy for governor.

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