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Rep. Delgado Discusses His Race In NY-19

Congressman Antonio Delgado early voting, Rhinebeck, October24, 2020
Courtesy of the campaign of Antonio Delgado
Congressman Antonio Delgado early voting, Rhinebeck, October24, 2020

After a contentious and close election in 2018, first-term Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado is seeking re-election in New York’s 19th House District. The Cook Political Report rates the 11-county district as “likely Democratic” this year, after a “Republican tossup” designation two years ago. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Delgado about the race.

Delgado, of Rhinebeck, says his biggest priority is to get another bipartisan coronavirus stimulus bill signed into law with help for state and local governments, families, small businesses, farmers, schools and more, including investment in rural broadband. Health care is another priority.

Records from mid-October show Delgado has the most cash on hand, with more than $3.3 million. Van De Water has nearly $54,000. Delgado faces Republican Kyle Van De Water, a Millbrook lawyer and Army veteran, Green Party candidate Steve Greenfield and Libertarian candidate Victoria Alexander.

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