NY-11: The New York Post endorsed Rep. Dan Donovan (R) for Congress, citing his opponent former Rep. Michael Grimm’s (R) criminal record.
“When a primary has two candidates and one has a criminal record, a history of corruption and has already betrayed the voters of the district, it’s pretty simple: You vote for the other candidate,” the editorial read. (New York Post)
NY-19: Attorney Antonio Delgado (D) “called on” Army veteran Pat Ryan (D) “to denounce what the Delgado camp is calling a ‘push poll,’ but Ryan supporters say the candidate and the campaign had no responsibility for the polled commissioned by the With Honor Fund,” a nonpartisan group boosting veteran candidates. Citing an April poll on Ryan’s primary opponents, as well as a May 29 Global Strategy Group poll, Delgado supporters claimed the PAC is directly targeting his campaign with misleading push polling. “The poll came as six of the seven candidates in the race, including Ryan, signed onto a ‘positive campaign pledge.’ The pledge commits signatories to ‘running positive campaigns and to stand together against negative attacks by outside groups.’” Ryan’s campaign denied he violated this pledge, noting it is illegal to coordinate with the PAC. (Hudson Valley One)
The June 26 primary will decide which Democrat will take on Rep. John Faso (R).
NY-21: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R) attacked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democrats at a tele-town hall Thursday for the defeat of the recent Farm Bill, which she said “contained much-needed immigration fixes to the agricultural visa program. … The lawmaker has said she wants to force a vote to take up border security issues and a long-time solution for Dreamers—both are which are up to Congress, she said—not the White House.” During the call, Stefanik reiterated her disagreement with the White House on trade tariffs, which she said would hurt local families and businesses. On the rash of school shootings, “Stefanik said she doesn’t believe curbing access to firearms will cull the epidemic … [b]ut she does agree with bolstering funding for school resource officers and increasing security measures.” (Champlain Valley Sun Community News)
NY-24: “VoteVets is out with ads boosting” former Syracuse mayoral candidate Juanita Perez Williams (D) “with a $200,000 TV ad buy and a $30,000 digital ad buy in the district, ahead of the June 26 primary. The positive spot emphasizes her Navy service, with the narrator saying that Williams ‘knows you never back down from a fight.’ The ad, which will air for the next two weeks on broadcast and cable stations, also highlights her support for Medicare for all and Planned Parenthood.” (Politico)