“For too long, the outsized influence of corporate special interests in politics has outweighed the interests of the people. We’ve been left with a broken system where an unlimited amount of money from a wealthy few can drown out the voices of constituents. It’s time for real, meaningful change.”
A voice for families in upstate New York
Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) won one of the most expensive races in the country, beating incumbent Republican John Faso in a race that featured over $32 million in total spending. He is a native of upstate New York, and is a strong proponent of making sure the American Dream is reachable for working families and for getting results for his district. He holds regular town halls across the district, posts district events on his website, and is committed to maintaining a robust in-district constituent services operation.
A leading voice on reform
Delgado has been a vocal proponent of campaign finance reform, and released a Good Governance and Campaign Finance reform agenda that emphasized how special interests have broken the connection between Americans and their government. Delgado has called to limit the revolving door between Congress and the lobbying industry, and favors transparency measures to require disclosure on political spending and corporate money. Among his first acts in Congress included introducing the CLEAR Act, which would require additional, publicly accessible disclosures for lobbyists funding political activities.
A critical re-election campaign
ECU spent over $430,000 to help win this seat, which is the third most rural district held by a Democrat in the country. The race was considered a Toss Up at the beginning of the 2020 cycle. ECU is proud to be a strong supporter of Rep. Delgado once again as he prepares for a difficult re-election bid.
Candidate for U.S. House