We believe the best choice to represent us in Congress for the next two years is the Democratic challenger, Antonio Delgado.
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.
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!”
With two weeks until Election Day, the race in New York’s 19th Congressional District is a dead heat.
The two candidates for this swing congressional district have different visions for the healthcare system. Faso, who voted for the Republican repeal bill last year, supports some changes to what he sees as an essentially well functioning private insurance market, while Delgado favors a public option, which would let Americans buy into a government-run insurance program.
Former Senator and Vice President Joe Biden will appear at a rally to support NY-19 congressional candidate Antonio Delgado in Kingston Oct. 26.
New campaign finance data released this week shows Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado has outraised incumbent Republican John Faso by a more than two-to-one margin in the race for New York’s 19th Congressional District. But heavy spending by Delgado on a hard-fought seven-way Democratic primary earlier this year has left the two campaigns on a near-equal fiscal footing as they head into the home stretch.
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