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Skoufis won't challenge Ryan in Congressional primary

May 24, 2022 1:03 pm

Mid-Hudson News reports that the musical chairs game of which candidates are running for which offices in newly drawn Congressional and state Senate districts continues. Now state Senator James Skoufis, a Democrat from Cornwall, was considering running for Congress, but now will attempt to stay in the state Senate. Skoufis was considering running for the 18th Congressional District, which would have put him in a primary election with current Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan. He says he is not running there because he does not want Republican Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and his “demagoguing politics” to win. “This is the man who actively supported the ‘stop the steal’ rally-turned-insurrection, Skoufis said. He claimed he could have beaten Ryan in the primary, but “it would no doubt leave our campaign in a bruised position with just two months until November’s challenging general election.” Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News.