ALBANY — Who wants to take on Antonio Delgado? Anybody?
Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro says he will not run for Delgado’s 19th Congressional District seat, disappointing Republicans who saw him as their best hope to beat the incumbent Democrat.
Tony German, a retired two-star general and former adjutant general of the New York National Guard, pulled out of the race on Monday, saying he hasn’t raised enough money to carry on.
That’s a one-two punch in the gut for the GOP.
Molinaro and German are well known in the district, giving each — Molinaro especially — a fighting chance of winning. At the moment, Delgado does not face a challenger known to voters.
Delgado’s path to reelection seems nearly as easy as Paul Tonko’s in the deep blue 20th Congressional District — one more sign of the GOP’s infirmity in New York. The 19th is supposed to be a swing district, after all.
President Donald Trump won the 19th by seven percentage points in 2016. In the 2018 race for governor, Molinaro crushed Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the sprawling and largely rural district, which includes Rensselaer County and territory to the south and west of Albany.
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