CORNING— Representative-elect Eric Massa was in the Soul Full coffee shop on Main Street explaining his position on a federal bailout of the auto industry when a slender man in a shirt and tie approached.
After congratulating Massa for his victory over incumbent Randy Kuhl, the man explained that he sat on the board of Read More
–by Jimmy Vielkind and Azi Paybarah
ALBANY—Representative-elect Eric Massa gave a special shout-out to bloggers who helped him win his bid to unseat Representative Randy Kuhl.
"I just want to take a minute to thank all the readers of Rochester Turning and all the blogger community," Massa said during a Friday evening victory party in Pittsford.
The Corning Democrat Read More
ALBANY—It's official: Democrat Eric Massa will represent New York's 29th District in Congress.
"Every ballot has been counted, and I am humbled by accepting the votes and the victory," Massa said just now on a conference call with reporters. He defeated Representative Randy Kuhl, who Massa said called him graciously to concede the race. Read More
ALBANY—Presenting himself as a Congressman-elect, Eric Massa will this morning make "an important announcement about the results of the election" in the 29th Congressional District at his campaign headquarters.
Massa is widely expected to declare victory today. Many news organizations called the race for him on election night, but a recount of absentee Read More
ALBANY—He hasn't declared victory, but Eric Massa is certainly acting like a congressman.
The Corning Democrat, who presumptively defeated Representative Randy Kuhl three weeks ago, was with the New York congressional delegation when it met with David Paterson, State Senator Malcolm Smith and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver in Washington today, according to Massa spokesman Read More
ALBANY—A court order issued this morning in Rochester permits a complete recount of absentee ballots in the 29th Congressional District.
Incumbent Randy Kuhl, a Republican, has not conceded to challenger Eric Massa. Before a court injunction stopped the counting, Massa was ahead by 4,400 votes.
The campaigns had negotiated the terms of a Read More
Kuhl Massa Consent Letter
ALBANY—A quick update to the earlier news about the Kuhl-Massa recount. I just got off the phone with William Pulos, the Kuhl camp's attorney, who provided this letter [see link above] with all the details of the agreement to start Read More
ALBANY—Representatives from the each camp in a central New York Congressional race have begun re-canvassing voting machines in the close election.
Unofficial tallies released after the election showed that Democrat Eric Massa was running about 4,300 votes ahead of Rep. Randy Kuhl, who has held the seat since 2004 and won a narrow victory Read More
ALBANY—Officials are still counting the ballots in two upstate congressional races.
Representative Michael Arcuri said yesterday he's "cautiously optmistic" he'll maintain his 6,400 vote lead over Republican challenger Chris Hanna. There are 17,000 absentee ballots to be counted.
Representative Randy Kuhl is behind Democratic challenger Eric Massa by 4,000 votes. Kuhl has filed Read More