It was not so much that Delgado did better than 2016 nominee Zephyr Teachout had but that Faso 2018 performed less well than Faso 2016 — an indicator of intense Democratic engagement in this year’s election.
We believe the best choice to represent us in Congress for the next two years is the Democratic challenger, Antonio Delgado.
Voters in the 102nd district will see a rematch of the April 24 special election, when Tague, a Republican from Scoharie, defeated O’Connor, a Greene County legislator.
State Sen. John Bonacic is retiring after 20 years in office. Seeking his seat are Rosendale Councilwoman Jen Metzger and Orange County Clerk Annie Rabbitt.
In the second-to-last column on the Nov. 6 ballot, voters will have the choice of two local lawyers to be town justice. While Christopher Kraft has secured endorsements from the Democratic, Working Families and Independence parties, counting more than his adversary, Republican William Myers. Myers has held the position as an interim for eight months since Daniel Lamb died in February.
The race is one of the most closely watched of the midterm contests — the outcome could determine which party controls the House of Representatives next year.
If Democrats pick up just one seat in the State Senate, the legislature could pass a single-payer healthcare bill. Whether the governor would support it is a different matter.
With a little more than a week to to go until midterm elections, Democrats rolled out one of the party’s biggest guns — former Vice President Joe Biden — in their effort to take New York’s 19th Congressional District.
New York 19th Congressional District candidates John Faso and Antonio Delgado largely stuck to the script in Monday night’s debate at the Woodstock Playhouse, delivering well-rehearsed answers to frequently asked questions. But both candidates delivered a few curveballs, with the incumbent Faso accusing Democrats of a “mob mentality” and Delgado declaring that he would reject the endorsement of the House’s top Democrat, former (and maybe future) Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Congressman John Faso of New York has worked hard and smart,” tweeted the president. “Strong on Crime, Borders and our 2nd Amendment, John is respected by all. Vote for John. He has my complete and total Endorsement!”