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Neuhaus, Davis debate in Middletown on Wednesday

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Democratic challenger Patrick Davis will square off on Wednesday in their first and perhaps only public debate before their election contest less than two weeks later. The debate is from 7-9 p.m. at Twin Towers Middle School, 112 Grand Ave. in Middletown. The Orange County Citizens Foundation organized the [...]

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Rhodes starts RV tour of 19th District

Congressional candidate Gareth Rhodes took to the road in a Winnebago this week, saying he plans to navigate his RV through all 163 towns and cities in New York’s sprawling 19th District to talk to voters as he seeks support for a run next year. Rhodes, one of six Democrats competing to challenge Republican Rep. [...]

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Two NY19 Dems raised more than Faso in third quarter (updated x 3)

Two of the Democrats hoping to challenge freshman Rep. John Faso for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat  next year raised more campaign money than the Republican congressman in the last three months, according to financial reports filed in the last several days. Antonio Delgado led the field with $402,336 in donations for the third [...]

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Maloney holds “millennial town hall” at SUNY Orange tonight

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will hold a town hall gathering at SUNY Orange in Middletown tonight to talk with younger constituents about issues such as student loan debt and climate change and listen to their concerns about happenings in Washington. The discussion, dubbed a “millennial town hall,” will take place from 7-9 p.m. in Room [...]

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Cuomo gives up Weinstein donations after GOP rebuke

Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed on Thursday to give away all $111,400 in campaign donations Harvey Weinstein has given him after Republicans skewered the governor for trying to part with only part of his contributions from the Hollywood mogul and accused sexual predator. Basile Smikle, the head of the state Democratic Party, announced the decision on [...]

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Maloney blasts move to weaken LGBT protections

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney had a blistering response on Saturday to a Trump administration order that will weaken protections for LGBT people and others by instructing federal agencies to consider the religious beliefs of employers and federal grant recipients accused of discrimination. “This is America dammit,” the Cold Spring Democrat said in a statement. “It [...]

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Neuhaus leads Davis by $200,000 in campaign cash (updated)

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus raised around $56,000 for his reelection campaign while spending $78,000 on it in just under 12 weeks, yet still had more than $200,000 more than Democratic challenger Pat Davis had in his coffers as of Oct. 2. The Republican incumbent had $237,562 in his campaign coffers with a little over [...]

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Three Dems tout fundraising totals in NY19 race

Three of the Democratic candidates already competing for the chance to challenge Republican Rep. John Faso next year touted their latest fundraising totals this week, rushing out estimates of their big third-quarter hauls more than a week before the filing deadline. Antonio Delgado, an attorney from Rhinebeck, had the biggest quarter of the three, announcing [...]

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Latino GOP leader pans Trump’s handling of Puerto Rico crisis

Ruben Estrada is a longtime Republican activist, a party loyalist and conservative who says he has faithfully supported President Trump since he took office. But as chairman of the Latino National Republican Coalition of New York State, and as someone whose parents and cousins are living with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, he couldn’t [...]

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Maloney tapped to speak at Dem dinner in Faso’s district

Ulster Democrats have enlisted Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney to be their headline speaker at a fundraising dinner this month, the second political event this year at which the Cold Spring Democrat is venturing into the turf of Republican colleague John Faso. Back in May, Maloney spoke for around 90 minutes to a large, fired-up crowd [...]

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