Sean Eldridge

Eldridge vs. CWC

Nov 9, 2014
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. 

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-term Republican U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson has turned back a well-financed challenge from Democrat Sean Eldridge to keep his House seat in a sprawling upstate New York district.

  On Tuesday, voters will decide the makeup of the next Congress.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Eldridge — a Democratic candidate for New York’s 19th district seat currently held by Republican Chris Gibson — gives WAMC’s Alan Chartock his closing argument.

    Election Day is just days away.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Eldridge — a Democratic candidate for New York’s 19th district seat currently held by Republican Chris Gibson — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is optimistic about his chances.

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.

AARP To Hold Congressional Forum With Gibson, Eldridge

Oct 14, 2014

Candidates in the 19th Congressional District race will be part of a forum Tuesday afternoon in Dutchess County focusing on issues important to older voters.

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.

Gibson, Eldridge Debate In Ulster County

Oct 7, 2014

A congressional debate in New York’s 19th district took place in Ulster County Monday night amid a standing-room only audience.

Much of the packed middle-school auditorium in Lake Katrine had a clear favorite in the race between Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democrat Sean Eldridge, as evidenced by the shouts and jeers amid candidate responses to questions posed during the debate. Here’s Gibson.

Two New York congressional debates take place in the Hudson Valley Monday evening.

The Orange County Citizens Foundation is presenting a debate in the 18th district with Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and his Republican opponent, former Congresswomen Nan Hayworth. There is a third candidate who is not part of the debate -- Goshen resident Scott Smith. The debate is at Middletown High School from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Two candidates in New York’s 19th Congressional District will participate in a forum tonight at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Republican Congressman Chris Gibson and Democrat Sean Eldridge will field questions on a range of environmental topics. The forum is hosted by the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with New York League of Conservation Voters President Marcia Bystryn about what to expect.

Former HV Congressman Endorses Eldridge

Sep 27, 2014

A former longtime congressman has endorsed a fellow Democrat in the race for New York’s 19th congressional district.

Courtesy of the Sean Eldridge for Congress campaign

A New York congressional candidate Wednesday is kicking off events for his campaign.

Debate Schedule Is Set In A NY Congressional Race

Aug 27, 2014

Two candidates in the race for a New York congressional seat have agreed upon a debate schedule.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

The first details on potential debates are emerging in a New York congressional race.

The U.S. House of Representatives last week voted to sue President Obama over his decision to delay the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act. A New York congressman and his opponent offer differing views about the importance of the matter.

Congressman Chris Gibson was one of 225 Republicans who voted in favor of the lawsuit.

“And look, regardless of what party one’s in, this is in the best interest for our country,” says Gibson.

Eldridge Opens Field Office In Hudson

Aug 2, 2014
Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

The Democratic contender in a New York congressional race is opening a field office Saturday in Columbia County.

Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

    Election Day is nearing.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Sean Eldridge — a Democratic candidate for New York’s 19th district seat — tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is optimistic about the race.

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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.

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.” 

Courtesy of Sean Eldridge for Congress

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.

Allison Dunne, WAMC

A New York congressman is kicking off his re-election campaign for the 19th district Tuesday night.

NY Congressman Gibson Receives An Endorsement

Feb 25, 2014

A congressman from New York’s Hudson Valley has received an endorsement.

DonkeyHotey, flickr

In New York’s 19th congressional district, there could be another candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in 2014.

Hudson Valley Investment Helps A Seed Library Grow

Nov 4, 2013
Courtesy of Hudson Valley Seed Library

A Hudson Valley-based investment fund is backing a rather earthen company – a seed company based in Ulster County. 

Politicos Talk Casino Gambling in NY

Oct 30, 2013

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.

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Sean Eldridge, a Democratic candidate for Congress who is challenging Republican Chris Gibson in the 2014 race for the 19th District seat, tells WAMC that the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis are proof that America needs new leadership.

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.

SUNY New Paltz Project Tops List For Potential Funding

Sep 18, 2013
Creative Tools, flickr

A 3D printing initiative at SUNY New Paltz is at the top of the list when it comes to projects that could see state funding.

DonkeyHotey, flickr

There are new Republican websites featuring the name of a potential Democratic contender for a congressional race in New York — but that potential candidate hasn’t announced a campaign.

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched two websites along with a paid campaign highlighting a Democrat who has not officially announced a run in the 19th congressional district 2014 race against Republican Chris Gibson. Ian Prior is a spokesman for the NRCC.

And, according to Prior, here’s the message.

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