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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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Faso raises nearly $270K in first quarter of 2017

Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, raised nearly $270,000 in campaign cash in the first quarter of 2017, according to federal election records. Faso, who took office in New York’s 19th Congressional District in January, had $269,687.67 cash on hand by the end of March, according to U.S. Federal Election Commission records posted on Wednesday. A little [...]

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Updated: Faso challengers say they’ve raised $300K, $175K

Rhinebeck Attorney Antonio Delgado said Wednesday in a press release that he’s raised $300,000 in the first quarter of 2017 for a possible run against Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook. Delgado is a 40-year-old Democrat who said he’s exploring a run in the 19th Congressional District. “As I’ve travelled the district, I have been overwhelmed by [...]

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Democratic candidates lining up for 2018 runs in NY-19

Three Democratic candidates have  wasted little time in filing paperwork to run for New York’s 19th Congressional District, all citing as inspiration an aversion to the policies and rhetoric of President Donald Trump. Democrats Steven Mitchell Brisee, Brian Flynn and Antonio Delgado have all filed paperwork with the U.S. Federal Election Commission to run in [...]

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Faso votes to block push to reveal Trump’s taxes

In a party line vote Monday, Congressman John Faso joined fellow Republicans in blocking a procedural measure that would have forced President Donald Trump to reveal is tax returns to Congress. The Republican-controlled House voted 229-185 to postpone a proposal by Democrats. Democrats have said they want the tax returns so Americans can see Trump’s [...]

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Faso editorial board, Part II

During a meeting Friday with the Times Herald-Record’s editorial board, Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, touched on a variety of issues. For additional coverage from the meeting, go to recordonline.com. For video, go to recordonline.com/video. Faso said that Obama-era guidance that protected transgender students’ rights to use bathrooms that corresponded with th eir gender identity had [...]

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Rep. John Faso fields health care questions in Monticello

The future of healthcare was front and center for small business owners Tuesday morning, at a forum with Rep. John Faso held at the Miss Monticello Diner. The $20-a-head event in Monticello for small business owners had limited seating and RSVP registration that began at 7:30 a.m. The event was broadcast live online and began [...]

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Faso: Linking Planned Parenthood to health care reform ‘political minefield’

In a closed-door meeting in Philadelphia last week Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, expressed concern about tying the repeal of the Affordable Care Act with defunding Planned Parenthood, according to a story from the Washington Post. The Washington Post says it obtained the recording of the policy retreat in Philadelphia from an anonymous email address and [...]

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Susan Sarandon weighs in on Wawayanda power plant

Actress Susan Sarandon has released a video urging people to call Gov. Andrew Cuomo and tell him to stop a $900 million natural-gas fired power plant that’s being built Wawayanda. The Academy Award winning actress and environmental activist  has released a video saying that although Cuomo has put a ban hydraulic fracturing of natural gas, [...]

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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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