Chele Farley was the Republican Senatorial nominee against incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand (D) last fall, losing by a landslide 65-32%. Now, Ms. Farley announced yesterday that she is returning to launch another political campaign, but this time for the US House.
Farley only raised $1.4 million for her race against Sen. Gillibrand, but that amount would be a very credible financial starting point against Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring/Peekskill). Though Ms. Farley was blown out, as most Republicans are at the statewide level, she could become a viable congressional candidate.
The 18th District, which covers Orange and Putnam Counties with a large portion of Dutchess and a sliver of Westchester, is a Democratic seat with a marginal twinge. Mr. Maloney scored a 53-43% victory here in November, but that was after he failed to come close in the statewide Attorney General’s Democratic primary. The Congressman is clearly the favorite for re-election here, but this campaign could be one to watch.
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