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Faso in Manhattan Friday with Pence

Oct 03, 2018 12:03 am
While the National Republican Congressional Committee is flooding local electronic media with ads attempting to tie John Faso's opponent to New York City, the Congressperson will be there Oct. 5 raising money with Vice President Mike Pence. The John Faso Victory Committee, with a Westchester County mailing address, is organizing the event. Faso grew up on Long Island and now lives in Kinderhook. Antonio Delgado, the Democrat running for the 19th Congressional District seat Nov. 6, was born in Schenectady, and now lives in Rhinebeck. The NRCC ads claim the Rhodes Scholar is a "big city liberal." Wikipedia reports, Faso joined the lobbying firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a lobbyist/partner in 2002; he then took a leave of absence to run for governor in 2006, then rejoined the firm after he lost. Faso's lobbying firm then, "agreed to a [$550,000] settlement in 2010 in response to a corruption probe in which the firm was investigated for its efforts to serve as a 'placement agent' for public pension funds in New York and California without a state or federal license." According to the Wall Street Journal, some "of Manatt's efforts to secure investments were made by John Faso."