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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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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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