Former Vice President Biden stumps for Delgado in Kingston

October 26, 2018 07:04 PM

KINGSTON - The race for the 19th Congressional District is a statistical dead heat - and Democrats are hoping a little star power will give their candidate a bump.

Former Vice President Joe Biden made the trip to Kingston on Friday, campaigning for Antonio Delgado, who's hoping to unseat Republican incumbent, John Faso.

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Biden touched on topics that are making headlines both nationally and locally. He spoke about things like race-baiting, and the recent pipe bombs being sent to prominent Democratic leaders in the mail this past week. He said he hopes leaders across the country will work to lower the political temperature in the week of those bombs being mailed.

Biden also put a great emphasis on the number of new candidates seeking office this year. He says that's due in part to the fact that American voters are desperately looking for candidates with character. He believes Delgado is the candidate with the right character to serve New York's 19th District.

Delgado spoke about his upbringing in Schenectady. He talked about how his parents helped shape his character. He also spoke about accountability and how important it is to keep a promise.

Green Party candidate Steven Neal and Independent Diane Neal are also running for the seat.

NewsChannel 13 partnered with WAMC radio earlier this week for a debate with the four candidates. You can watch it on Saturday at both 9:30 a.m. on NewsChannel 13 and 8 p.m. on My 4.

Voters will head to the polls November 6.


Emily Burkhard & WNYT Staff

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