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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

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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Woodstock attorney, ordained deacon is eighth Democrat to run for Congress in NY-19

David Clegg, a Woodstock resident with a Kingston law practice and ordained deacon will become the eighth Democrat to enter the race for the 19th Congressional District. A resident of the Zena-area of Woodstock for about 30 years, Clegg, 64, has a private law practice on Main Street in the City of Kingston, he said. [...]

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West Point graduate, Kingston native is seventh Democrat to run in NY-19

Patrick Ryan, a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point and Kingston native, will become the seventh Democrat to decide to take a run for the 19th Congressional District. Ryan enters a crowded field looking to take on freshman Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, in November 2018. Ryan, 35, currently lives in New York [...]

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Delgado makes it official in NY-19

A Rhinebeck Democrat has officially tossed his hat into the ring to run in the 19th Congressional District. Antonio Delgado made the announcement Monday with a YouTube video, that can be found here. In it, he emphasizes his family’s working-class roots working for General Electric in Schenectady, and talks about combating money in politics, fighting [...]

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Hein says he’ll make decision on run for NY-19 by end of July

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein said on Monday that by the end of July he’ll make a decision on whether to run for congress next year against freshman Rep. John Faso. Hein, a Town of Hurley Democrat who’s in his third term as Ulster County executive, said he’s been humbled by frequent requests to run [...]

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Updated: Former diplomat becomes sixth Dem to run in NY-19

A high school history teacher from Woodstock and former diplomat is exploring a run for congress in New York’s 19th Congressional District, bringing the potential Democratic candidates up to half a dozen. Jeffrey Beals, 40, a teacher of U.S. humanities at Woodstock Day School in Saugerties, filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election [...]

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Fifth Democrat throws hat in the ring against Faso

Yet another Democrat has announced a run for the 19th Congressional District against Rep. John Faso, despite the election not being until November 2018. Sue Sullivan, a Plattekill resident and businesswoman, announced Wednesday that she’ll challenge Faso, R-Kinderhook. She’s the fifth Democrat to say she wants to run against Faso, despite the election being almost [...]

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Former Rep. Chris Gibson coming out with book

Former 19th Congressional District Rep. Chris Gibson will release a book this October. The book is titled “Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream,” according to website of the publisher, Twelve. A description of the book from Hachette Book Group says Gibson “looks past the 2016 election, past the [...]

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