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19th district

Cooperstown Grad Runs In 19th Vs. ‘Those Boys’

Cooperstown Grad Runs

In 19th Vs. ‘Those Boys’

If She Beats 6 Democrat Men, She Faces Faso

Erin Collier announced today she is running for Congress in a video that declares, “I’m Not Gonna Let Those Boys Beat Me.”

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/

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Candidate Diane Neal Cancels Cooperstown Appearance

Candidate Diane Neal Cancels

Today’s Talk In Cooperstown

Diane Neal

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.

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Congressional Candidate Due At 2 ‘Meet And Greets’ Locally

Congressional Candidate Due

At 2 ‘Meet And Greets’ Locally

Brian Flynn, Democratic candidate for the 19th Congressional, is being hosted locally at two “meet and greets” next week, one in Cooperstown and one in Oneonta.

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.

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As Pledged, Faso Votes Nay On Republican Tax-Cut Bill

As Pledged, Faso Votes Nay

On Republican Tax-Cut Bill

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John Faso

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.

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In ‘Teletown Hall,’ Faso Reaches 20,000 Citizens

In ‘Teletown Hall,’ Faso

Reaches 20,000 Citizens

Sitting at his desk in his Washington D.C. office last evening, Congressman John Faso, R-19th, who represents Otsego County and 10 other counties, was heard by 20,000 constituents in an hour-long “Teletown Hall.” “I heard from them on various topics of concern, from property taxes to healthcare to our environment. I appreciate everyone who called in to listen and participate in a thoughtful discussion on issues that matter most to our community.”
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Faso, Teachout Neck And Neck
CLICK TO DRILL INTO THE NUMBERS

Faso, Teachout

Neck And Neck

Sienna Poll: Too Close To Call

ballot-boxLOUDONVILLE – John Faso and Zephyr Teachout are neck and neck.

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.

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Farms Under-Appreciated Resource In 19th District, 5 Candidates Agree

Farms Under-Appreciated Resource

In 19th District, 5 Candidates Agree

The five congressional candidates for the 19th Congressional District, in Oneonta the other night, are, from left,
The five congressional candidates for the 19th Congressional District, in Oneonta the other night, are, from left, Republicans Andrew Heaney, John Faso and Bob Bishop, and Democrats Zephyr Teachout and Will Yandik.  Both party primaries are Tuesday, June 28.  (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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.

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