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Faso getting flak from right and left

Dec 13, 2017 3:11 pm
Jimmy Vielkind in Politico reports that a pro-Donald Trump political action committee is targeting New York Republicans who voted against the Republican tax plan, but so far not Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook). With funding from Sheldon Adelson and the Ricketts family, the 45Committee started airing ads this week urging Rep. Elise Stefanik, who represents an area of New York just north of Faso's district, to support the final version of the tax bill. Stefanik and Faso both voted against the bill in November, but Faso voted for moving it to a conference committee last week. A source told Vielkind that the group may also target Faso. Meanwhile, City and State reports that Faso is already fighting off efforts from his left, with six Democrats lined up to challenge him so far in 2018. Two political websites, Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and The Cook Political Report rate Faso's district a toss-up election, while Roll Call has it tilting toward a Republican victory next year. "Like last year, when Faso was first elected to Congress by beating Zephyr Teachout, the contest could be one of the most expensive races in the country," the City and State story says.
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