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September 23, 2013

Sean Eldridge announces candidacy to run against Gibson

Seeking Democratic Party nomination


A native of Canada, Eldridge now lives in Shokan, Ulster County.
Eldridge's statement made no reference to whether he has articulated a position on the controversial Affordable Care Act health care legislation that has been touted by President Barack Obama as one of his biggest achievements. Last week, Gibson voted with the House majority in on a measure that would strip funding from the Obama health care initiative, saying the program is deeply flawed.
Otsego County Democratic Chairman Richard Abbate said he expects local Democrats will work hard to advance the candidacy of Eldridge, who is also supported by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Eldridge was a featured guest of Otsego Democrats on Sept., when the local party had its annual dinner in Milford.
Gibson, 49, has been listed by the Washington Post as one of the most independent Republicans in Washington, frequently breaking ranks with his house GOP colleagues on legislation.


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