William J. Kemble in the Daily Freeman reports
on the campaign of Diane Neal, the actor who is one of several candidates challenging Rep. John Faso, the first-term Republican now representing New York's 19th Congressional District. Neal is running on her own party line. The story contains one startling sentence: "Neal is a registered Democrat but said she has made several attempts to change her registration to a non-affiliated." So she is running for Congress, but has not been able to fill out the form to change her party registration? Neal says infrastructure is among the district's biggest issues. “Since our district is often neglected, what is of immediate importance are the infrastructure that we need,” she said. “Specifically we need ... internet that is affordable and reliable, at competitive speed and connectivity.” Democrat Antonio Delgado and the Green Party's Steve Greenfield are also running against Faso on the Nov. 6 ballot. Neal is best known for playing Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on the "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" television show. “Without any kind of internet service to the majority of the district, people can’t do their homework, just can’t,” Neal said. “You can’t do any online education. You can’t take advantage of any kind of online retail opportunities, or remotely [tele]commute into work.” Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.