German ends his Congressional campaign
Jan 14, 2020 12:45 am
Chris Churchill reports in the Times Union that Tony German, the retired two-star general running in the Republican primary to take on Rep. Antonio Delgado, announced Jan. 13 an end to his campaign. German, a former adjutant general of the New York National Guard, said he hasn't raised enough money to keep his campaign operating. That leaves just Michael Roth, who lives in Ellenville and Brooklyn, and runs a nonprofit charity called Ulster Heights Kingdom, which received no contributions and generated no in revenue in 2018. Roth has seven followers on Twitter. The other candidate is Ola Hawatmeh, a fashion designer who grew up in Poughkeepsie, but has lived in St. Louis most of her life and moved back to Dutchess County four months ago. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said last week he will not run for this Congressional seat. Churchill writes that Bartle Bull, a writer and businessman in Dutchess County, "is being mentioned," though he does not say by whom, as someone who might also run for the 19th Congressional seat. Republican Donald Trump won the 19th District by seven points in 2016. Read more about this story in the Times Union.