Congressional hopeful Antonio Delgado leaned against a buffet table as he responded to questions, inquiries and half-thoughts of a gaggle of senior-skewed potential supporters huddled around him in a wing of the Apollo Saugerties Diner. It was the third stop on Delgado’s “diner tour” that had already brought the Democratic candidate for New York’s 19th congressional district to Taghkanic in Columbia County and Monticello in Sullivan County the day before.
Because of the critical importance of that race, Citizen Action took the bold step a few weeks ago of throwing its support behind Antonio Delgado. Antonio is one of seven candidates vying to be the Democratic nominee in New York’s 19th District. After collecting long questionnaires, interviewing nearly all of the candidates, and extensive deliberation, our local endorsements committee and state board of directors endorsed Antonio as the candidate that most shares our values, would fight for our issues, and could come out ahead of John Faso in November.
You've been seeing a lot of Antonio Delgado lately. The 41-year-old married father of twin boys is a Democratic candidate for Congress in New York's 19th District.
He's running commercials to help tell his story, which by all accounts is a pretty remarkable.