Sun Community News - CONGRESSIONAL HOPEFULS DEBATE, SKIRMISH AS PRIMARY CAMPAIGN ENTERS FIVE-WEEK COUNTDOWN
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Nelson largely reserved his ire for Stefanik, whom he criticized for taking $1.7 million from corporate political action committees, and Kahn, for whom he said would act as a spoiler for Democrats.
“Green Party candidates are not going to help us take back the House of Representatives,” Nelson said. “Green Party candidates are helping protect Republican majorities.”
The six Democratic candidates will compete in a primary on June 26, and the winner will go on to challenge Stefanik alongside Kahn in November.
Following the event, a straw poll revealed Nelson garnered 38 votes from attendees; Martz, 15; Wilson, 10; Ratigan, 9; Boyajian, 4 and Kahn, 1.
SUNY Plattsburgh student Chris Martinez, 19, attended the event as an assignment for his political science class.
“If I had to pick, I’d choose Patrick Nelson and Katie Wilson,” he said. “I enjoyed the passionate way they answered the questions and how they covered their platforms.”