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Delgado and Stefanik

U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck has held 26 town halls and counting so far this year and Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, is about to hold her second and third. 

Editor's note: This blog has been updated to correct the number of town halls that Stefanik has had this year to four. 

Freshmen congressman Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, already has hosted 26 town halls since taking office in January.

Delgado has touted that fact in a campaign advertisement, which intersperses clips of the meetings and talks about bills he has worked on to address rural broadband and farmers’ issues.

By contrast, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, has hosted one town hall meeting this year in this immediate area, which was held in May at Saratoga Town Hall.

She has held four total including in Watertown, Gouverneur and Plattsburgh.

However, she is holding four “Coffee with your Congresswoman” forums this week including one on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Company at 3715 Burgoyne Ave.

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This will be the 25th "Coffee with your Congresswoman" event she has had.

That morning at 10 a.m., she will be in Malone at 10 a.m. at the AMVETS Post 8. 

On Thursday, Stefanik will be in Lowville at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912 at 7744 W. State St. in Lowville and at 3 p.m. at the Johnstown Senior Center at 109 E. Main St.

Delgado is proceeding a breakneck pace compared with Stefanik and could easily break the hundred mark if he is in congress for a few more terms. 

Speaking of advertisements, the GOP National Committee has already launched advertising against Delgado, saying he is not addressing issues such as prescription drug prices and health care, but focusing on “endless investigations” and impeachment of President Donald Trump.

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Michael Goot covers politics, business, Glens Falls and Lake George. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.

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