Delgado Introduces “Public Option” to Expand Healthcare

Congressman Antonio Delgado introduced a bill Monday to make a form of Medicare available to all Americans, fulfilling assertions on the campaign trail he would address what he has repeatedly called the “health care crisis.” The bill would provide the “public option” of Medicare X, which would use existing Medicare physician networks but would keep…

Delgado Supporting Vets with Chris Gibson’s ‘Agent Orange’ Bill

Congressman Antonio Delgado threw his support behind two bills seeking to benefit veterans earlier this month, some of the first legislation he sponsored since taking office at the beginning of the year. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act seeks to extend healthcare, disability and death benefits to Navy personnel sickened by exposure to Agent…

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Delgado’s Win Decided by Surge in Voter Participation

The “Blue Wave” hit the 19th District in the 2018 midterms — hard. Antonio Delgado’s victory in the midterms was helped by a surge of voter participation, with the number of voters turning out in some parts of the 19th District looking more like a presidential election. This increase in voting numbers went to the…

Protestors Hope This Is The Last ‘Faso Friday’

About 150 activists braved the drizzle Friday to rage against the policies of Republicans John Faso and Donald Trump mere feet from Faso’s office. Protestors have been gathering at Rep. Faso’s offices in Kingston, Kinderhook and Delhi since Faso and Trump were elected two years ago, hoisting signs, playing music and leading chants about what…

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Booing and Allegations at Final Faso-Delgado Debate

Congressman John Faso and Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado traded barbs and attempted to call each other out for lying during NY-19’s final debate before the midterm elections next week. The debate, hosted by The Times-Herald Record and held on the SUNY Sullivan campus, was pierced by cheers, hisses, boos, clapping, derisive laughter and occasional yelling,…

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Biden Talks Divisiveness, Pipe Bomb While Endorsing Delgado in Kingston

Former Vice-President Joe Biden spoke about the importance of next month’s midterm elections in operatic terms and touched on the pipe bomb discovered addressed to him just the day before while endorsing Democratic congressional nominee Antonio Delgado in Kingston Friday. Delgado, running to unseat Republican John Faso, talked of hoping to bring the augustness and…

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Candidates Clash Over Economy During First Debate

The four candidates battling to see who will represent the northern Hudson Valley and Catskills in Congress faced off over the economy Sept. 20 during the 19th District’s first debate at an Ulster County Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Kingston. The candidates are sitting Republican Congressman John Faso; Democrat Antonio Delgado, a lawyer and former…

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Delgado Bashes Faso’s Record at Town Hall

Antonio Delgado repeatedly attacked Congressman John Faso’s record to thunderous applause at a town hall event held in Cairo, Greene County Friday night. The democratic nominee flayed Faso, the Republican he is trying to unseat, for his vote to overturn Obamacare, and said Faso was not fulfilling his responsibilities as a congressman, calling him “dishonest”…

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Faso Twice Declined to Debate Delgado 1-on-1

Rep. John Faso has twice declined to debate democratic candidate Antonio Delgado because Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield would not be included in the debates. Faso, a first-term Republican congressman, is defending his seat from Delgado in a tight race to see who will represent the northern Hudson Valley and Catskills. Steve Greenfield has not…

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Riding to The Rhodes Trip’s Final Town

“Anything not strapped down will fly.” Alexa Kissinger, Gareth Rhodes’ girlfriend, twisted her head around from the front seat of the campaign Winnebago to warn me as I attempted to fasten myself against one of the vehicle’s threadbare benches. The Winnebago was bought by Rhodes off Craigslist, and it looked like it was bought off…

Dave Clegg Talks Environment After Biking 160 Miles

I slowed down to pass Dave Clegg as he biked the last stretch of Route 9 into the Village of Kinderhook a couple minutes after noon this Friday. “Hey, DAVE!” I bawled out of my window, narrowly avoiding striking the congressional candidate. In retrospect, this sounds like something a motorist would shout before throwing an…

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…