More opposition, and an upgraded prediction, for Delgado
Feb 09, 2020 11:52 pm
Emilie Munson reports for the Times Union that the nonpartisan Center for Politics at the University of Virginia moved New York's 19th District from a "toss-up" to "leans Democratic" this week, giving Democrat Antonio Delgado a better chance for reelection in a district that Republican President Donald Trump won by 6.8 points in 2016. The Center for Politics now says Delgado is a, "narrow favorite.... on account of Republican recruiting failures." So far Republican Tony German, a retired two-star general, started, and ended, a campaign for the seat, citing a difficulty raising money. Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro said he would not run. A 42-year-old philanthropist and fashion designer, Ola Hawatmeh, announced a campaign and raised $50 last quarter. Republican Kyle Van De Water, an attorney and veteran, says he will announce his candidacy next week. And Steve Greenfield, of New Paltz, a Green Party candidate who ran in 2018, is reported to be announcing another attempt for the office this week. No local candidates have run television ads against Delgado yet, but the Republican National Committee, the American Action Network, and America First Action have run ads against Delgado's vote to impeach the president. Read more about this story in the Times Union.