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State Supreme Court dismisses petitions for NY-21 candidate

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NEW YORK STATE -- A State Supreme Court Judge has dismissed the petitions for Democratic Congressional hopeful Stephen Burke.

That means the political newcomer Aaron Woolf will not have a primary opponent in his bid for the 21st Congressional seat up in the North Country.

Justice Kimberly O'Connor upheld the decision from the state's Board of Elections that Burke did not meet the minimum number of petition signatures to appear on the ballot.

Burke turned in 1,291. But there were objections to 175 of those which were ruled invalid.

There will still be a Republican primary, with Elise Stefanik and Matt Doheny set to face off this June.

Time Warner Cable News will be hosting a debate between Stefanik and Doheny ahead of that vote. That's scheduled for May 27 at 7 p.m. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP