With seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for the 19th Congressional District — and little ideological daylight between them — campaigns are touting their candidate’s electability in the November battle against incumbent Republican John Faso as they head towards a June 26 primary to decide who’ll get the party’s line.
The Patrick Ryan congressional campaign has challenged more than 90 percent of the almost 2500 nominating petition signatures submitted by fellow candidate Erin Collier’s congressional campaign to the state board of elections.
The all-male congressional six-pack’s worst nightmare came roaring out of Cooperstown this week with Erin Collier’s announcement she’s entering the overcrowded Democratic fray for Congress.
This is a public appeal to actress Diane Neal who just announced that she will run as an Independent against Representative John Faso. We have six excellent contenders who have actively worked for months to win the Democratic Party’s nomination. You are said to be a registered Democrat, so why would you want to possibly divide the vote and weaken Democrats’ chances for success?
The results of the straw poll from the recent event featuring the six Democratic candidates for New York’s 19th Congressional District.
None of the candidates have run for office before, and they drew attention to the contrast between themselves and the experienced Faso, a fixture in state politics before being elected to New York’s 19th Congressional district in November 2016.
A six-pack of Democratic congressional candidates bashing Republicans on Super Bowl Sunday? What were they thinking?
Contractors began ripping up 11.5 miles of county-owned U&D tracks at the Ashokan Reservoir last week to create a rail trail. Meanwhile, the rail operation at the eastern (Kingston) end of the tracks reported just over 24,000 riders on its Polar Express run from Kingston Plaza to West Hurley last November and December.
Not long ago Jeff Beals was wrangling together a constitution for Iraq. These days, he is bringing order to a crowded classroom of students at the Woodstock Day School. Life has taken Beals, 40, on a winding path that most recently has brought him to a key role in this district’s grassroots movement and a possible run for congress.
Congressman John Faso knows all the rules. Over a 30-year career, he may have invented some. But he has repeatedly defied and/or ignored the cardinal rule. Faso has allowed opponents to define him as a lily-livered wimp afraid to confront his constituents face to face.