Livingston farmer Will Yandik was endorsed today by the Columbia County Democratic Committee (CCDC) to fill the soon-to-be vacant NY-19 Congressional seat currently held by Chris Gibson, according to several Democrats attending the meeting in Valatie.
Both Yandik and Teachout made half-hour presentations and took questions before the decision.
According to one committeeperson, the votes broke down 79.6% for Yandik, 20.4% for Teachout.
Another Democrat said that following that straw poll, the Committee unanimously endorsed Yandik by acclamation.
Teachout reportedly strive to focus on broadly-popular liberal issues, but faced questions about her short residency and very recent voter registration in the district. More than one attendee felt she dodged those questions and did not provide any real answer to concerns that her campaign would be hampered by allegations of district-shopping.
Voted 2429 1/2 Yandik
624 1/2 Teachout
CCDC endorses Yandik
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