19th congressional district

One Republican Drops Out Of NY Congressional Race

May 11, 2016

Less than one week after saying his name was confirmed on the ballot, one of the Republicans in a New York congressional race is bowing out.

A Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group has filed a complaint against one of the candidates running for New York’s 19th congressional district, alleging violations of the federal election law.

Nonprofit group Campaign for Accountability has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting an investigation into alleged illegal coordination between the campaign of Republican Andrew Heaney and a super PAC, the New York Jobs Council. Anne Weisman is CfA executive director.

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With familiar names now on both sides in the race for New York’s 19th congressional district seat, WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has a look at perhaps the not-so-familiar ones.

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New York’s 19th District U.S. Representative Chris Gibson will not seek a fourth term in 2016 - the Congressman may be considering a future bid for statewide office.

Congressman Chris Gibson released an official statement Tuesday morning. He has decided to retire, raising hopes for Democrats seeking to re-capture the coveted 19th congressional district which covers  Sullivan, Ulster, Delaware, Otsego, Schoharie, Greene and Columbia counties and parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Dutchess counties. Some are suggesting Gibson has an eye on a statewide office...

Schumer Visits New Paltz To Endorse Eldridge

Oct 17, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer swung through the Hudson Valley Thursday, endorsing a few Democratic candidates — some seemingly facing long odds in November.

New York’s senior Senator stopped in Poughkeepsie to endorse fellow Democrats state Senator Terry Gipson and Assemblymember Didi Barrett before heading across the Hudson River to New Paltz in Ulster County to endorse 19th Congressional District candidate Sean Eldridge.

Gibson And Eldridge Debate Amid A Raucous Audience

Oct 7, 2014
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two candidates in New York’s 19th congressional district debated in front of a vocal audience in Ulster County last night.

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In a New York congressional district that spans 11 counties, second-quarter fundraising amounts are being reported.

Write-In Candidate For A NY Congressional Seat Returns

Jul 11, 2014
Courtesy of Thom Jenkins

New York’s 19th congressional district race thus far includes an incumbent Republican and a well-heeled Democrat. Now, a write-in candidate from 2012 is trying once again to get on the ballot. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Thomas Jenkins.

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A Congressional candidate in New York has launched a website targeted at his opponent, alleging consistent double talk. The incumbent Republican is hitting back. 

Well-heeled Democrat Sean Eldridge explains why he launched TheRealChrisGibson.com.

Sean Eldridge Announces NY Congressional Run

Sep 23, 2013
Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

The race is officially on for New York’s 19th congressional district. Democrat Sean Eldridge has announced a 2014 run against incumbent Republican Chris Gibson.

Eldridge’s announcement arrived via video message posted late Sunday night. His widely anticipated run comes nearly two weeks after The Chris Gibson for Congress campaign’s launch of a web video entitled “Our Best Century Yet.” Eldridge, an Ulster County resident, is the founder of Kingston-based Hudson River Ventures, a small business investment fund focused on the Hudson Valley.