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Eldridge vs. CWC

Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

  Fresh off an election-day loss, former congressional candidate Sean Eldridge has drawn a line in the sand with some comments he made.

Eldridge, a Democrat, lost the race for New York State's 19th Congressional District to Republican incumbent Chris Gibson on Nov. 4. 

Prior to the election, Eldridge, who owns the investment firm  Hudson River Ventures, was interviewed by the online Watershed Post about the importance of lending money to small businesses in the Catskills.

He criticized the Catskill Watershed Corporation regarding economic development, saying that it was "sitting on the resources" and having trouble sourcing projects.

CWC's executive director, Alan Rosa, sent Eldridge a letter citing "inaccuracies" in his comments. No word on any response from Eldridge.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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