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Cost of Delgado primary win: $2.1M

Jul 17, 2018 7:30 am

Chris McKenna is reporting for The Fray 19th Congressional District candidate, Democrat Antonio Delgado spent approximately $2.1 million, or roughly $272 per vote, in his June primary battle against six other Democrats. Delgado will face off against incumbent Republican John Faso in November. Delgado raised the most among the field of seven, and outraised Faso by nearly $500,000 over the last 18 months, according to campaign disclosure forms. Delgado's fellow Democrat, Brian Flynn from Greene County, tied for fourth in the primary, but spent the second highest amount on expenses, winding up with the greatest per vote cost of $331. Jeff Beals, of Woodstock, received the same number of votes as Flynn and spent less than a third as much. Delgado, an attorney who lives in Rhinebeck, won the primary with 22 percent of the vote, about four points higher than his nearest rivals. He was one of the earliest candidates to emerge last year in what turned out to be a crowded and competitive Democratic race. The seven contenders who stayed in the race until the end spent a total of more than $7 million, according to the state Board of Elections. Read the full story at The Fray, a HudsonValley [dot] com blog.

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