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John Faso to announce Congressional bid

Sep 15, 2015 12:03 am
Matthew Hamilton is reporting at Capitol Confidential former state assembly member and gubernatorial candidate John Faso will announce Tue., Sept. 15, his intention to seek the 19th Congressional District seat currently held by Chris Gibson. Gibson announced in January he would not seek a fourth term. Faso will make his announcement at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, at his home in Kinderhook. “I don’t apologize for reading through budget bills while in the state Assembly – calling out and drawing attention to wasteful spending and fiscal gimmicks,” Faso’s campaign biography states. “I’ll do the same in Congress if you send me to Washington." Hamilton reports the announcement is not a surprise. It was revealed last week that Faso scheduled a fundraiser for the end of the month. His campaign website has been up at least since then. Republican state Senator Jim Seward recently said he will not run for the seat. Republican Assembly member Steve McLaughlin of Rensselaer County is currently weighing whether to run, but he has made no formal announcement. Read the full story at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.

The Faso campaign primer video (2:19):