If She Beats 6 Democrat Men, She Faces Faso
COOPERSTOWN – Erin Collier, a Cooperstown Central graduate, nationally ranked tri-athlete, and daughter of a local beef farmer, announced today she is running for Congress in New York’s 19th District, where she will be the only woman against six Democrats.
“I’m not going to let those boys beat me,” she declares in a video posted on http://people.com/politics/erin-collier-running-new-york-district-19/
COOPERSTOWN – Diane Neal, former “Law & Order SVU” actress and an independent candidate for the 19th Congressional seat, has cancelled this afternoon’s planned 3 p.m. appearance at Cooperstown Village Hall, according to organizer Richard Sternberg, due to an illness in her family.
Sternberg said he will conducted a round table discussion about the five candidates who have appeared so far.
Leslie Berliant, the recent candidate for county board is hosting Flynn 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at The Shack in Hartwick Seminary.
As he signaled Wednesday afternoon that he would do, U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, today joined 12 Republicans and 192 Democrats – 205 in all – in voting against his party’s $1.5 trillion tax-cut bill.
Enough members of the Republican majority – 227 – voted aye to pass the bill. The U.S. Senate is preparing its own version of tax reform, and the versions will have to be reconciled before becoming law.
Sienna Poll: Too Close To Call
The respected Siena Poll released numbers yesterday showing the Congressional race in the 19th District, which includes Otsego County, is too close to call.
Republican Faso has support of 43 percent of voters; Democrat Teachout, 42 percent, the poll of “likely voters” found.
By CATHY B. KOPLEN • for AllOTSEGO.com
ONEONTA – A vision for the future of the Southern Tier – including healthy, productive farms; maximizing natural resources; and a saturation of high-speed, broad-band Internet access – was touted by five candidates vying for the 19th district U.S. Congressional seat Tuesday.
The candidates, Republicans John Faso, Andrew Heaney and Bob Bishop, and Democrats Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik, were invited to speak with local residents at Oneonta High School. The forum, which began at 7:30 p.m., was moderated by Steve Ammerman, state Farm Bureau manager of public affairs & associate director.