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Delgado holds town hall meeting in Kinderhook

Oct 15, 2018 8:30 am
Logan Weiss is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media a large crowd packed into the Kinderhook Elks Lodge October 13, for a town hall meeting held by Democrat Antonio Delgado, candidate in the 19th Congressional District race. The gathering was held in the hometown of Delgado's opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. John Faso. For Delgado, it was his seventh town hall meeting of the campaign. Delgado was introduced by Peter Volkmann, the village police chief in Chatham. He touted Delgado's educational background, his honest character, and the overall idea of how voting is part of American life. In his remarks, Delgado quipped about his background. “You have probably heard about one of my jobs I had,” he said, referencing Faso's political commercials denigrating the Democrat's former music career. His speech covered a range of issues, including inequality, Medicaid, Medicare, women’s rights and education. Delgado also took several shots at his opponent and critics, pointing out that Faso is not hosting any town halls. Questions from attendees concerned Medicare, the new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, water contamination in Hoosick Falls, prisons, the opioid epidemic, mental health, immigration, term limits, and climate change. The general election is November 6. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.