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Republicans retain 19th Congressional seat

November 09, 2016 05:24 PM

HUDSON -- When John Faso heads to Washington in January, he will be a Republican Congressman representing a Blue State.  But the 64 year old from Kinderhook isn't just up to the challenge - he embraces it.

"I have experience in state government and politics I do understand state issues and have relationships with people on the other side of the aisle," explained Faso from his campaign headquarters.

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The long-time New York Assembly Member points to Senior Senator Chuck Schumer's plan for tax reform - the need to bring business back state-side - as one common ground.

"(I will) work in a bipartisan basis to find common ground because the future demands it," said Faso.

Faso plans to continue the work Chris Gibson did for Lyme Disease, heroin and opioid addiction and the Catskill Watershed.  Plus he promises to preserve Medicaid and Social Security.  His number one priority, however

Faso added that his number one priority is, "The economy, economy, economy.  We've got to get economic growth and tackle growing deficits and national debt."

Faso and Gibson have already scheduled a meeting for Thursday.

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