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Pro-Ryan Super PAC buys anti-Delgado poll

Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado called out Democratic rival Pat Ryan last week for a poll that a pro-Ryan Super PAC reported buying in opposition to Delgado, arguing it violated a positive-campaign pledge taken by six of the seven Democratic candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District race. Delgado’s campaign noted that the Super PAC – [...]

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House approves Maloney bill to renew funding for dam repairs

A bill by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney to reauthorize federal funding for dam repairs through 2024 cleared the House on Thursday as part of the Water Resources Development Act. “Dam safety may not sound like the most exciting subject, but that perception would change in a hurry if one of our dams in the Hudson Valley failed during a [...]

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Dems blast Senate GOP for blocking abortion, contraception bills

Four Democratic women running for state Senate in the Hudson Valley and Catskills issued a joint statement this week condemning Republican Senate leaders for preventing votes on bills that would codify abortion rights and guarantee insurance coverage for contraception. The statement came from Jen Metzger, one of two Democrats running to succeed retiring Republican Sen. [...]

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Senate passes three bills to help farmers

The state Senate voted Wednesday to double a tax credit that helps farmers pay their workers raises and to create a new credit to help dairy farmers expand their operations to make yogurt and other popular products. Doubling the “workforce retention credit” – a proposal the Senate also passed in 2016 and 2017 and the [...]

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Reform Party endorses Skoufis in Senate race

Assemblyman James Skoufis, D-Woodbury, announced Friday that the Reform Party has endorsed his bid to succeed retiring Republican Sen. Bill Larkin in the 39th Senate District. “James Skoufis is the best choice to represent Rockland, Orange and Ulster in the State Senate,” Curtis Sliwa, the Reform Party chairman, said in a campaign press release. “He [...]

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Anagnostakis, Skoufis blast Basile for Mercer ties

Republican Senate candidate Tom Basile caught flak from two directions on Tuesday when rival Republican Mike Anagnostakis and Democrat James Skoufis both unloaded on him on Tuesday for his links to the wealthy family that funds the conservative Breitbart news site and a conservative advocacy group in New York. Anagnostakis, an Orange County legislator waging [...]

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Two Teamsters locals endorse Rhodes for Congress

Two Teamsters units representing about 7,400 union members in the Hudson Valley have endorsed Gareth Rhodes as their preferred candidate among the seven Democrats running in a June 26 primary in New York’s 19th Congressional District. Rhodes also was endorsed last month by Communications Workers of America Local 1120, which has about 2,000 members in [...]

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Ryan plans 30-mile trek to promote new gun restrictions

Democrat Pat Ryan plans an 11-hour walk next week to spotlight a campaign issue he hopes will distinguish him from the other six Democrats running in the June 26 primary for New York’s 19th Congressional District. Ryan will start his June 16 trek to support new gun restrictions at the Franklin Roosevelt Library and Museum [...]

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NY19 Dem contenders speak to Sullivan voters on Thursday

The seven Democrats competing in a June 26 primary to challenge Republican Rep. John Faso are scheduled to be at the Town of Liberty Senior Center on Thursday night for what is described as a one-on-one forum with Sullivan County voters. The event is sponsored by the Town of Liberty Democratic Committee and will take [...]

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Anagnostakis supports banning legislators’ outside income

A campaign jab by Mike Anagnostakis at Tom Basile in the 39th Senate District race this week turned up a policy difference between the Republican rivals: on whether to either ban or limit state legislators’ private-sector earnings to curb any corrupt self-dealing in Albany. The idea has come up each session since both the Republican [...]

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