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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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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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