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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 For video, go to 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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New poll: Faso opens up six-point lead against Teachout with independent support

On the eve of election, Republican John Faso has opened up a six-point lead against Democrat Zephyr Teachout in the 19th Congressional District, according to a poll by Siena Research Institute and Time Warner Cable News. In a poll conducted between Nov. 1 and Nov. 3, pollsters found Faso leading Teachout 48 to 42 percent. [...]

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Faso “offended and disturbed” by Trump statements, may not vote for him

Congressional candidates for New York’s 19th Congressional District have weighed in on an 11-year-old recording of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in which he’s heard bragging about how his fame allowed him to “do anything” to women. The campaign of Republican John Faso, a 63-year-old lawyer and former Republican minority leader in the state Assembly, emailed [...]

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Republican George Amedore wins Green Party line, is blasted by Green Party co-chair

Incumbent Republican state Sen. George Amedore has beat out his Democratic opponent, Palatine Supervisor Sara Niccoli, in a write-in campaign for the left-leaning Green Party line. Amedore, R-Rotterdam, secured the Green Party ballot line as a write-in candidate in the primary, according to state Board of Elections spokesman John Conklin. According to Conklin, Amedore won [...]

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