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Health care disputes dominate Faso-Delgado race for NY-19 congressional seat

The battle for New York’s 19th Congressional District has focused on Republican Rep. John Faso’s vote last year to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and a fierce dispute over how the House Republicans’ bill would have affected health premiums for older enrollees and coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions. At least four [...]

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Planned Parenthood slams Basile for GOP attack on abortion rights bill (updated)

Planned Parenthood went after Republican Senate candidate Tom Basile this week for a campaign mailer that accuses Democratic opponent James Skoufis of supporting a “radical expansion of abortion” for voting for the Reproductive Health Act as an assemblyman. The group called the claims in the mailer from the New York Republican State Committee a smear [...]

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Basile proposes tax relief for places with closed power plants (updated X 2)

Republican Senate candidate Tom Basile proposed on Thursday that the state fund $200 million a year to provide tax relief to school districts and municipalities that have lost revenue or been forced to pay settlements because a power plant closed or won a court case to cut its tax bills. Basile invoked the closure of [...]

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Letitia James will speak in Newburgh at Latino Democratic Committee dinner

Democratic attorney general candidate Letitia James is scheduled to speak on Saturday in Newburgh at an annual fundraising dinner and dance for the Latino Democratic Committee of Orange County. The event starts with a social hour at 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Café Internationalé at The Ramada, 1289 Route 300 in Newburgh. Dinner tickets [...]

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Skoufis widens fundraising edge over Basile

Democratic  assemblyman and Senate candidate James Skoufis outraised his Republican opponent by more than 5-to-1 in the latest fundraising period and had nearly 10 times as much campaign funding as GOP candidate Tom Basile as of Oct. 1, with just over a month to go before the Nov. 6 election. Campaign reports from the two [...]

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Senate GOP challenges tax claim in Skoufis campaign ad

Senate Republicans fired off a salvo this week when Democratic Assemblyman James Skoufis began airing a new TV ad for his Senate campaign in which he says he kept his promise to oppose tax increases, voting against 195 “tax hike bills” since he took office in 2013. The Senate GOP’s campaign arm disputed that message [...]

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Delgado leads Faso among voters over 50 in AARP poll

Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado led Republican Rep. John Faso by 43 percent to 36 percent among voters older than 50 in a poll conducted for the AARP in New York’s 19th Congressional District and released this week. Delgado’s seven-point lead was larger than the four-point margin of error for the poll, which questioned 610 registered [...]

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NYS Union of Police Associations endorses O’Donnell for Congress

Republican House candidate and retired police commander Jim O’Donnell announced on Friday the endorsement of the New York State Union of Police Associations, a Newburgh-based labor organization for New York police officers and sheriff’s deputies. “Jimmy O’Donnell is the definition of a public servant,” NYSUPA President Anthony Solfaro said in campaign press release. “He is [...]

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Orange correction officers endorse Skoufis for Senate

The union representing Orange County correction officers has endorsed assemblyman and Senate candidate James Skoufis in his bid to succeed retiring Sen. Bill Larkin in the 39th Senate District. “James Skoufis is the person we need to ensure our correctional facilities are safe and secure,” Rafael Marquez, president of  the Orange County Correction Officers Benevolent Association, said [...]

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Four supervisors, mayors endorse Basile for Senate

Republican Senate candidate Tom Basile announced endorsements on Tuesday from two town supervisors and two mayors in Orange County for his bid to succeed retiring Sen. Bill Larkin in the 39th District. The lineup included Crawford Supervisor Charlie Carnes and Montgomery Supervisor Rodney Winchell, both of whom are Republicans, and Montgomery Mayor Steve Brescia, a [...]

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