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Van De Water running for Congress somewhere in 2022

Jul 13, 2021 2:02 pm

Edward McKinley reports in the Times Union that Kyle Van De Water knows he wants to run for Congress again, he just doesn't know in what Congressional District, or who he might oppose. Van De Water lives in Millbrook in Dutchess County and lost to Antonio Delgado in the 19th Congressional District in 2020 54.5 percent to Van De Water's 42.9 percent. "While I don’t yet know how the district will look, I do know that I care far too much about this district to sit on the sidelines, no matter the odds. It would be politically expedient to wait and see how the redistricting process shapes the district, but I am not a politician. I am not doing this for myself, I am doing this for the people of NY-19 (and perhaps some from NY-18 or NY-20 as well)," Van De Water wrote in his announcement. New York lost a Congressional seat in the census count, so one of New York's Congressional Districts will be eliminated, and the others redrawn before the 2022 election. In 2020 Van De Water raised $150,000 against the $6 million Delgado had in fundraising in 2020. "I am excited to demonstrate that I am the right person for the job and to once again earn your votes. We are going to win," Van De Water wrote in an email July 12. Read more about this story in the Times Union.