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James Nani

Covering Kingston and Ulster County Government.Been at the Record since August 2011.

Tips: 845-340-4910 jnani@th-record.com

Activist submits box of ziti to state to fight natural gas infrastructure

Pasta has became the prop of choice in an ongoing fight by activists to try to stop a natural gas power plant and associated infrastructure from going online in Orange County. Last week Pramilla Malick, an environmental activist with the group Protect Orange County, submitted a box of ziti pasta to the state Department of [...]

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DCCC launches Google ad campaign against Faso

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting freshman Republican Rep. John Faso and 24 other Republicans in a digital campaign that aims to drive Google searches to a website that demands Faso hold a town hall-style meeting. The Google search advertisements will be targeted to people’s locations and attached to a wide array of search [...]

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Left-leaning NY-19 political action committee raises nearly $32,000

A Kingston-based political action committee called “NY19Votes” has raised nearly $32,000 in its push to turn the 19th Congressional District blue. According to its website, NY19Votes is a grassroots group that “grew from the #Resistance and Indivisible movement after the November election.” They said they’ve already brought together nearly 400 volunteers at 12 launch sites [...]

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Faso votes against amendments to ban gender reassignment in military; identifying radical Islamic “thought leaders”

Rep. John Faso voted Friday against controversial amendments to a defense spending bill that would have barred transgender military members from getting gender reassignment treatment and a measure that would have had the military find ways to study and identify Islamic “thought leaders” in the United States preaching extremism. In each case, Faso joined a [...]

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Delgado team says it raised $350K in second quarter

Antonio Delgado, one of eight Democrats hoping to challenge Rep. John Faso in 2018, announced Monday that his campaign has raised more than $350,000 in the last 3 months. Delgado’s second-quarter haul follows his raising about $300,000 in the first three months of 2017. Delgado, a 40-year-old attorney for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld [...]

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Cook Political Report: Race for 19th district now a toss up

The Cook Political Report, an online political newsletter, is calling the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District against incumbent GOP Rep. John Faso a toss up, even with 16 months to go before the general election. In a post on Friday, Cook said danger signs are everywhere for the GOP, citing President Donald Trump’s [...]

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Pat Ryan raises $210K towards NY-19 congressional run

Democrat Pat Ryan has raised $210,000 in the three weeks since he threw his hat in the ring for the 19th Congressional District, according to his campaign. Ryan, 35, is one of eight Democrats who are challenging freshman Republican Rep. John Faso in the district next year. The general election isn’t until Nov. 6, 2018. [...]

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Bay State congressman endorses Ryan in NY-19

Patrick Ryan, one of eight Democrats who’ve decided to run for congress against Rep. John Faso, has racked up his second endorsement despite the congressional race not being until November next year. Congressman Seth Moulton, D-Salem, announced the endorsement of Ryan and seven other Democratic veterans on Wednesday, saying that the Democratic Party “needs a [...]

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First endorsement of 2018 congressional season arrives in NY-19

A liberal veterans group has endorsed Democrat Patrick Ryan for Congress in the crowded race for the 19th Congressional District, nearly 18 months before the 2018 general election. VoteVets PAC, a Washington D.C.-based political action committee, was founded in 2006 and says its mission is to elect veterans to public office, particularly Iraq and Afghanistan [...]

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DeStefano officially announces reelection bid for Middletown mayor

Middletown Mayor Joe DeStefano, a Democrat, has officially announced his reelection campaign for for mayor. DeStefano made the announcement in front of supporters at a June 12 fundraiser in Middletown, according to Goshen-based Focus Media. DeStefano has served as mayor since 2010. “These past eight years are only the beginning to moving our great city [...]

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