Molinaro, Ryan release new TV ads in Congressional campaign
New York State of Politics reports on two new television ads in the 19th Congressional District special election to replace Democrat Antonio Delgado. Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is focusing on public safety and inflation, while Democrat Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan is talking about his battle with Central Hudson over high rates and billing issues. “For too long, big corporations have had too much power and too much say at the expense of New York families," County Executive Pat Ryan said. "It’s outrageous and unacceptable – while most of us are struggling to pay our bills, put food on the table, and keep the lights on, big corporations like Central Hudson are making record profits. Now more than ever, we need champions in Congress who will fight for us, not sell out to corporate interests. From day one, I’ve fought to hold big corporations accountable, ensuring they pay their fair share; and I’ll bring that same fight to Washington.” Molinaro talks about different consumer costs. “The failed policies of the Biden Administration and one-party rule in Washington and Albany has brought about the highest inflation rates on record which is crushing families who are forced to choose between buying gas and putting food on the table," Molinaro said in a statement. The two candidates square off in a special election Aug. 23 to fill out the remaining weeks of Delgado's term before redistricting changes the area represented. Different candidates face off in an Aug. 23 primary election to represent the new 19th Congressional District beginning in January.