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Former Gillibrand Aide Joins Race to Challenge John Katko

Katko is a top target for Democrats in 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Colleen Deacon, a New York-based aide for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., until a month ago, has entered the Democratic primary to challenge Republican Rep. John Katko in New York’s competitive 24th District.  

On Thursday, Deacon filed her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission — joining Syracuse University Professor Eric Kingson who launched his own campaign this summer for the party's nomination.  “I have seen — up close and personal — how the issues in front of Congress affect real people’s lives, and I want to be a real voice for Central New York,” Deacon said in a statement posted on her website.  

Dinesh D'Souza Pleads Guilty to Illegal Contributions

A former college president and conservative filmmaker has pleaded guilty to one count of making illegal campaign contributions in a federal election.  

Dinesh D'Souza , pleaded guilty today to contributing $15,000 more than permitted to Wendy Long, R-N.Y., a 2012 federal U.S. Senate candidate in New York who ran against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Charges of making false statements to the Federal Election Commission were dropped.