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Matt Funiciello Returns To Campaign Trail In New York's 21st District

Matt Funiciello

Green party candidate Matt Funiciello is returning to the campaign trail to run again for New York's 21st Congressional District. 

Funiciello, who lost in a three-way race against Democrat Aaron Woolf and Republican Elise Stefanik in 2014, officially kicked off his congressional campaign on Saturday, according to the Post Star.

Funiciello, who runs a bakery and cafe in downtown Glens Falls, reportedly told supporters he had been "laying groundwork" for his campaign for months. In 2014, Funiciello took 11 percent of the vote in the general election.

The Green Party activist is joining Democrat Mike Derrick, a retired army colonel, in hoping to unseat Republican Stefanik, who is running for a second term.

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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