Molinaro officially announces his Congressional bid
MidHudson News is reporting that Red Hook Republican Marcus Molinaro Sept. 21, officially announced he is running for Congress. Molinaro is currently serving as Dutchess County Executive. Pending redistricting, he will likely be challenging U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado for the 19th Congressional District seat in 2022. In his campaign announcement, Molinaro said “I’ll be very candid with you all. I never thought Congress was the place where I could make the most difference.” He justified his bid for Congress, saying “Our nation is at a crossroads. Common sense, competence, and compassion are completely lost from decision-making, As a result, skyrocketing prices at the gas pump and grocery aisles are hurting working families, small businesses are closing not because they don’t have customers, but because they can’t hire workers, and COVID science has been discarded for partisan politics.” Molinaro denounced what he calls Delgado’s silence on issues including the Cuomo sexual harassment scandal and the Cuomo nursing home death cover-up, as well as what he perceives to be a neglect of children suffering because of policies that do not accept science when it comes to the education environment. Delgado’s campaign responded, saying “As promised, Antonio Delgado has fought for our region day in and day out and achieved meaningful results. He has held 63 town halls and crisscrossed all 11 counties in our upstate district many times over.” The campaign touted the Rhinebeck Democrat's recording, noting, “He has had 12 bills signed into law under Democratic and Republican administrations and secured over $400 million in direct support for our counties, towns, and villages. He looks forward to continuing that work every single day.” Delgado is currently serving his second two-year term. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.