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Law & Order Actress to Mount Independent Bid

There is a crowded Democratic primary for Faso’s seat.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 6, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

TV crime drama actress Diane Neal will launch an independent bid for Rep. John Faso’s (R) seat. “Neal, 41, who had a long-running stint on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and also a recurring role on CBS’ “NCIS,” is a registered Democrat, according to the Ulster County Board of Elections, and will need 3,500 signatures on petitions to secure a spot on the November ballot as an independent.”

Neal said she met Trump “about 15 years ago when she was a judge on TV show ‘The Apprentice,’ … and that during an after-party, she endeavored to check whether his hair was real.”

“Neal has lived in Hurley since 2014.”

Neal: “I’m a little Libertarian, I’m a lot liberal, mostly progressive, but I have this amazing ability to be able to take really complicated policy and break it down into edible sound bites, which is something most progressive liberals cannot do.” (Kingston Daily Freeman)

Several well-funded Democrats are already challenging Faso.

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