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The 127th Assembly District covers six towns on the eastern side of Onondaga County in central New York. In 2014, incumbent Democrat Al Stirpe faced off against Republican challenger Rob DeMarco in one of the most competitive state legislative races in the region.0000017a-3c50-d913-abfe-bd54a88a0000This year, Onondaga Country Republicans have unified in an effort to win the seat. After a divisive primary between Vince Giordano and Michael Becallo, Giordano won the right to put his name on the ballot come November by just 40 votes.In one of the few state races this year with a challenger, incumbent Democrat Al Stirpe goes up against Republican challenger Vicent Giordano.You can hear a conversation between the two candidates for the 127th Assembly District on the Campbell Conversations.

Al Stirpe and Rob DeMarco on the Campbell Conversations

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Republican candidate for state Assembly, Rob DeMarco, left, and incumbent Democrat Al Stirpe, center, talk with Campbell Conversations host Grant Reeher

One of the most competitive state legislative races in this region is the contest for the 127th Assembly district seat, between incumbent Democrat Al Stirpe and Republican challenger Rob DeMarco.  DeMarco is a former prosecutor in the Onondaga County District Attorney's office.  In this conversation the two spar over whether the state provides a healthy climate for business development and how that relates to taxing and spending, the NY SAFE Act, and how much reform the state legislative process still needs.