Schreibman is Democratic nominee for 19th Congressional race

By ANDREW DONOVAN

KINGSTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - Julian Schreibman has won the Democratic nomination for Congress in the newly-formed 19th District.

He beat out challenger Joel Tyner 59-41% of the vote, with about 93% of the precincts reporting across the multi-county district.

The counties include Otsego, Delaware, Sullivan, Scoharie, Greene, Ulster, Rensselaer, Columbia, Dutchess, Montgomery and a small part of Broome County.

"I am honored and humbled to receive the Democratic nomination to represent my home here in the Hudson Valley and the Catskills region," stated Schreibman. “This election is about whether we are going to continue down the Tea Party path of ignoring the needs of the middle class in favor of giving tax cuts to the super rich. It is about whether or not we give our children a better future. This election is about whether unlimited, unreported corporate money will be the driving force in politics, or if a group of dedicated people can still band together and fight for the American Dream."

Schreibman continued, “Congressman Gibson is a nice guy, but his votes are out of step with our values. He voted to end Medicare as we know it, he voted to allow insurance companies to discriminate against New Yorkers with pre-existing conditions, and he voted to cut taxes for millionaires instead of using that money to help the middle class. I look forward to a vigorous debate on our very different values.”

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