House Candidate Wants to Take on ‘Corrupt’ Criminal Justice System

Brian Flynn spoke about legalizing pot, rehabilitating prisoners and punishing opioid dealers during an in-depth interview on a criminal justice system he called “corrupt.” The Greene County resident is competing against six other Democrats in the 19th District Primary to see who will take on Republican Congressman John Faso in November’s mid-term elections. The racial…

Flynn’s Former Business Associate Being Sued for Fraud

Brian Flynn’s former business associate at his manufacturing company is being sued in civil court for fraud and civil conspiracy stemming from his involvement in a company he helped lead before being recruited to work with Flynn. Douglas Constable, who was CEO of AccuMED while Brian Flynn was the manufacturing company’s President, was formerly the…

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Who Has Served? – Antonio Delgado

This article is part 3 in a series examining how the democratic primary candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District have served the public — not since they announced their runs, but in their lives as a whole. Dave Clegg, Brian Flynn and Gareth Rhodes were examined in the first article, which can be found…

Most of Congressional Candidate’s Twitter Followers Appear to be Fake

About two-thirds of democratic Congressional candidate Erin Collier’s Twitter followers appear to be fake. However, there is no evidence the followers’ profiles originate from within the Collier campaign, or that Collier is in any way complicit. Collier is one of seven candidates facing off in next month’s democratic Congressional primary to see who will challenge…

Who Has Served? Pt. 2 – Pat Ryan

This article is part 2 in a series examining how the democratic primary candidates running in New York’s 19th Congressional District have served the public — not since they announced their candidacies, but in their lives as a whole. Dave Clegg, Brian Flynn and Gareth Rhodes were examined in the first part of the series,…

Congressional Straw Poll Hints at Who’s Ahead in NY-19

A straw poll surveying an online group of activists and political junkies shows Gareth Rhodes leading the seven democratic primary candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District, with Dave Clegg taking second. The poll was open to the members of the Facebook Group “Listen to us, John Faso,” a community board that has become a…

Who Has Served? Pt. 1- Clegg, Flynn, Rhodes

A friend of mine was mid-way through a rant about President Trump when he brought up an interesting point. “You have to wonder about the motivations of someone who has never held political office before, or done anything for the country, when they suddenly decide to jump into the political ring when they’re like, 70,”…

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House Candidate’s Financial Reporting Appears to Contain Multiple Errors

An analysis of congressional candidate Jeff Beals’ campaign finance reports shows potential errors involving contributions through the fundraising site ActBlue. Beals, one of seven democrats looking to unseat Republican Congressman John Faso in New York’s 19th District, has received most of his contributions though ActBlue, a website allowing democrats from across the U.S. to easily…

Tracking the Money in the Race for Congress

Six democratic candidates are competing to see who will run against Republican John Faso in the mid-term elections in New York’s 19th district, which encompasses the northern half of the Hudson Valley. Candidates running for the House of Representatives must file reports on the money their campaigns raise every three months. The Federal Election Commission…

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‘The Resistance’ Converges at Faso Friday

Faso Friday, a cacophonous weekly protest in front of Republican Congressman John Faso’s office in Kingston, started right on time. At 11:56 a.m., there were only a handful of protestors chatting and erecting signs in a snowbank bordering the parking lot of Faso’s office, but a few minutes later, the crowd had grown to 60.…

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Faso Talks Tax Bill & Debt; Opponents in Audience Fire Back

John Faso triumphed part of the Republican Tax Bill while warning of increasing federal debt during a breakfast with the Ulster County Chamber of Congress Thursday. The freshman republican congressman also spoke about efforts to come to an compromise on immigration and the “regulatory excesses” of Dodd-Frank, the post-Great Recession bank regulatory bill, during opening…

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Inside Jeff Beals’ Insurgent Campaign for Congress

“Everything today is really tight.” Iyla Shornstein, Beals’ 29-year-old chief of staff, swipes through the day’s schedule as Beals loads a giant poster board displaying a map of New York’s 19th Congressional District into the campaign’s SUV. The truck has about 14,500 miles on it and was only purchased in late summer, which speaks to…