Congressional Races

NY-19: Molinaro Says He Isn’t Running For Congress

BY Nick Reisman City of Albany

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro on Friday said he plans to serve out his third term in office and forgo a run for the 19th congressional district in the Hudson Valley.

“I am focused on the work before us here in Dutchess County,” he told Spectrum News after he was sworn in earlier in the morning. “I am focused on serving out my third term as county executive and I’m focused and very dedicated to a family that deserves to have their husband and dad around.”

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NY-2: LiPetri Announces Bid For Congress

BY Nick Reisman City of Albany

Republican Assemblyman Michael LiPetri on Wednesday announced his campaign for the Long Island House district being vacated by GOP Rep. Peter King at the end of 2020.

“I am proud to officially announce my candidacy for U.S. Congress!” LiPetri posted to Twitter. “In Washington, D.C., I will continue to serve as your fearless voice for independence and common-sense!”

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Battleground Dems Highlight Pocketbook Issues Amid Impeachment Swirl

BY Nick Reisman City of Albany

Democrats who represent battleground congressional districts want to show voters this month they can walk and chew gum at the same time — or at least demonstrate their jobs aren’t being consumed by the impeachment of President Trump.

Take Rep. Antonio Delgado, a Democrat who represents a swing Hudson Valley district that up until his election last year has been represented by a Republican since 2012.

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NY-17: Carlucci Receives Construction Trades Council Nod

BY Nick Reisman City of Albany

Sen. David Carlucci on Monday received the endorsement of the Rockland County Building and Construction Trade Council in his bid for the Democratic nomination in the 17th congressional district.

“I am proud to have the support of the hardworking men and women of the Rockland County Building and Construction Trades Council,” Carlucci said.

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NY-22: McCarthy Endorses Tenney

BY Nick Reisman Utica

Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is backing the comeback bid of former Rep. Claudia Tenney.

McCarthy on Tuesday endorsed Tenney’s push for the Republican nomination in the 22nd congressional district, a seat she lost a year ago to Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi.

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