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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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Faso, Maloney react to FBI director’s firing

Two congressmen from the mid-Hudson Valley have both suggested independent investigations into Russia’s election tampering in the wake of the firing Tuesday of FBI director James Comey by President Donald Trump. Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents Orange County as part of the 18th Congressional District, compared Comey’s firing Tuesday the so-called Saturday Night [...]

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Former Cuomo press secretary considering run against Faso

An Ulster County native and former deputy press secretary to Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said he’s seriously considering a run for congress against Rep. John Faso. In a Medium post on Monday, Gareth Rhodes, 28, said he’s considering a run in the 19th Congressional District, with a tagline that says it’s time to “repeal and [...]

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    Chris McKenna covers Orange County government and politics for the Times Herald-Record. He has been a reporter at the newspaper since 1999. Read Full

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