Faso, Delgado to debate Friday, Oct. 19

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Republican Congressman John Faso, R-Kinderhook, and his Democratic challenger, Antonio Delgado, will participate in a much-anticipated live debate at WMHT Studios on Friday, Oct. 19.

The race for the 19th Congressional District seat is arguably one of the most watched and most expensive races in the country. A Democrat has not held this seat since 2010, even though Barack Obama won the district in 2008 and 2012.

Antonio Delgado. Legislative Gazette photo by Dylan Hirsh.

New York’s 19th congressional district comprises all of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster counties, and parts of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery, and Rensselaer counties.

Congressman John Faso

Faso, a former state assemblyman, won the seat decisively over Zephyr Teachout two years ago, but polls by Siena College and Monmouth show the race to be a virtual dead heat. Faso’s challenger, Delgado,¬†graduated from Colgate University with high honors and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Delgado worked as an attorney.

The long-awaited debate will be airing at 1 p.m. on Oct. 19th, with a re-airing at 8:30 p.m. on WMHT-TV.

It will also be available over-the-air to viewers of WMHT and listeners of WSKG, the PBS and NPR affiliates located in Binghamton. It will also be available through livestream at NYNOW.org.

For more information, visit: NYNOW.org/debate.