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.
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March and Festival takes place Sunday in the Ulster County village where same-sex marriage ceremonies were performed 10 years ago. The grand marshal of the pride march is the founder of the campaign to win marriage equality nationwide, a man Newsweek and The Daily Beast once dubbed “the godfather of gay marriage.”
A New York congressman and his potential opponent have weighed in on whether to allow casino gambling in the state. A U.S. Senator chimes in as well.
On Tuesday, New Yorkers will vote on a ballot proposition about whether to allow up to seven gambling casinos upstate. If voters give the go-ahead a few casinos could be built in the Catskills, in regions represented by Republican Congressman Chris Gibson.
Democrat Sean Eldridge, who in September formally announced a campaign for the nomination to run against Gibson in 2014, is also supportive, but with caveats.