With 99 percent of election districts reporting, Antonio Delgado of Rhinebeck has a substantial lead over Gareth Rhodes of Kerhonkson in the seven-way race for the Democratic nomination in the 19th Congressional District.
Hugh sizes up the Democratic Congressional primary race.
First-term supervisor Shannon Harris is focusingon issues like access to the Hudson and Rondout, agri-tourism, and hamlet-specific issues. (Town residents, unless they’re from the hamlet of Esopus, tend to say they live in Ulster Park, Port Ewen, St. Remy or one of the other hamlets.)
After a decade-long effort, Marbletown’s town board has approved connecting SUNY Ulster to the High Falls water district, but not without the expression of some concerns from residents who may also want access to the new pipeline.
It would appear that running for Congress is good for your health. After months and months of grueling campaigning, the Democratic candidates in the local congressional primary are in pretty good shape, however harried and weary at this point.
Congressman John Faso, facing a difficult campaign against the opponent who emerges from the seven-way Democratic primary, has embraced VanBlarcum like a long-lost brother.
Ulster County Democratic Party Chairman Frank Cardinale and his executive committee have decided “not to put a finger on the scale at this late date” by not offering a vote among the seven congressional contenders at last week’s annual party nominating convention.
“I will not lose,” declared Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum to cheers and applause as he accepted the unanimous endorsement of about 125 Republican committee members at the Best Western Hotel.
Did anybody get the license numbers of those bulldozers that buried Paul VanBlarcum and Abe Uchitelle at the Ulster County Democratic convention in Kingston Monday night? I think they had blue plates.
The incumbent sheriff lost the support of his party. Other nominations included Kevin Cahill and Aidan O’Connor Jr. for the 103rd and 102nd Assembly districts, and Jen Metzger and Patricia Strong for 42nd and 46th State Senate districts.