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Karen Dewitt

  Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced a surprise guest at   the New York delegation breakfast, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Sanders spoke to the delegates of Hillary Clinton’s home state, who received him enthusiastically, chanting “Bernie, Bernie” over and over . The Vermont Senator  told them that Clinton is the best candidate to beat Trump, who he calls a bigoted “demagogue”, who led the movement to question President Obama’s citizenship.

“That type of mentality does not and will not ever see the inside of the oval office,” Sanders said.

Karen Dewitt

  It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but all of the focus Monday was on her primary challenger Bernie Sanders and his delegates, who continue to stew over a wikileaks release of DNC emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders.

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  The GOP convention has wrapped up in Cleveland, and it’s probably no surprise there are starkly different opinions about the republican nominee.  WAER News brings reaction from trump supporters and a history professor.

Cazenovia College Professor John Robert Greene says what struck him about the convention overall was how little control there was by the Trump campaign.  Too many unscripted moments, rookie errors, protests, plagiarism…

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  A unique approach to housing the homeless took a step forward today when a small duplex opened in Syracuse to give two people a home of their own.  The tiny homes might be a novelty; the purpose might also be unique.

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Now that the Republican National Convention is over, the next step for Republicans, after the Democrats are done with their gathering, is to begin the Presidential election campaign. The head of Trump’s New York campaign say he expects the state to be in play. 

  Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino says even though New York has many more Democrats than Republicans, Trump wants to compete against Hillary Clinton in his home state.

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A state grant of $250,000 will help families and individuals navigate addiction problems and help them seek treatment.  

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Long-time Assembly GOP Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R-Canandaigua) told the New York delegation at the convention in Cleveland that he was humbled to take the stage before one of the largest groups he's ever spoken to. The Finger Lakes-area republican represents a district that covers an area mainly south of the Thruway from Seneca Falls at the northern end of Cayuga Lake, westward to the eastern suburbs of Rochester.  Kolb explains why he supports Donald Trump, shares examples of how the minority has stood firm on legislation in the assembly, and  takes shots at  Gov.

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A long time Syracuse plastic maker seems to be bucking the trend of the declining manufacturing sector in Central New York. But it hasn’t come without some help from the state. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul stopped at the expansion of Tessy Plastics in Van Buren today to announce $13.5 million in aid.  Hochul says they’ve learned from the successful experience in Buffalo and believe Syracuse can have the same results.

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  Capital correspondent Karen DeWitt caught up with Westchester County exec Rob Astorino at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.  In an interview, he talks about his support for Trump, where he differs from him on the issues, and how important the candidate's Thursday speech will be in boosting his image.  Astorino also talks about whether he intends to run for governor again in 2018.

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