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Ola Hawatmeh

NY 19th CD write-in candidate Ola Hawetmeh
Ola Hawetmeh

Although Poughkeepsie fashion designer Ola Hawatmeh lost the Republican primary to Kyle Van De Water of Millbrook in New York’s 19th Congressional district, she hasn’t stopped campaigning this fall. She spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas about her write-in effort.

Two Candidates Enter NY19 Race

Feb 15, 2020

With the Congressional primary less than five months away, the race for New York’s 19th district is slowly taking shape on the Republican side. And the 2018 Green Party candidate is running again. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on what has previously been a swing district contest.