ALBANY—At least for now, former-Representative John McHugh’s war chest will sit idle.
The Republican North Country congressman resigned from the seat last month to become Secretary of the Army under Barack Obama. According to the most recent quarterly filing, McHugh has $142,063 on hand.
“The Committee will be inactive except for administrative expenses Read More
ALBANY—Representative John McHugh's nomination to be secretary of the Army is moving forward.
Two Kansas senators removed their hold on his nomination, the Associated Press reported, which was placed due not to displeasure with McHugh, but concern that Barack Obama would send detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
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ALBANY—Senator Kisten Gillibrand is calling for two Republican colleagues to remove their hold on the confirmation of John McHugh to be secretary of the Army.
McHugh cleared a senate committee earlier this month, but the body recessed until September without acting on his nomination after Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts placed a hold Read More
CHESTERTOWN—Now there are 10.
Mike Oot, an attorney from Munnsville, will withdraw from consideration today for the Democratic nomination to replace John McHugh in Congress. Oot informed some of the 11 county chairs of his decision, two of them said, and will formally end his bid in person today at a conference center Read More
ALBANY—The U.S. Senate has recessed without acting on the nomination of Representative John McHugh as secretary of the Army, meaning his confirmation by that body likely won't come before September.
McHugh, who earlier cleared the Senate Armed Services Committee, was expected to be confirmed by the full chamber, and according to Senate sources Read More
ALBANY—The Senate Armed Services Committee has adjourned its hearing on the confirmation of Representative John McHugh to be secretary of the Army.
Senators Chuck Schumer, who introduced McHugh, and Carl Levin, who chairs the committee, both said they look forward to a "swift" confirmation by the full Senate. It is entirely possible, sources Read More
ALBANY—Dan French, one of the Democrats talked about as a potential candidate for the seat expected to be vacated by John McHugh, has one built-in base of support: fellow alumni of the late senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
"I think anybody in the Moynihan world who knows Dan and worked with Dan would rally Read More
ALBANY—In this interactive map of CQ's latest predictive ratings of Congressional districts, there are three "toss-ups" in the whole country, and one in New York: the North Country's 23rd District.
A special election to replace John McHugh, a nine-term incumbent who has been nominated to be secretary of the Army, is expected Read More
Jim Ellis, the regional vice-chairman of the Republican Party, says the G.O.P.'s early focus and quick attacks against State Senator Darrel Aubertine "drove him out of the race" to replace John McHugh in Congress.
"We had to presume it was Aubertine," Ellis told me by phone. I asked him about the theory—which Read More
ALBANY—Republicans have picked Assemblywoman DeDe Scozzafava as their candidate to replace John McHugh in Congress.
The 11 county chairs in the sprawling 23rd District met this afternoon in Potsdam and selected Scozzafava, of Gouverneur, to be their candidate. The move follows a month-long series of interviews and forums around the district.
"It's been Read More