Down to the wire in New York's 19th Congressional District


    In the 19th Congressional District, incumbent Republican Congressman John Faso is facing challenger Antonio Delgado, a Democrat, in what looks to be a close race.

    Democrat Antonio Delgado is spending these final days before Tuesday -- canvassing the district. His final stops on Sunday included Hudson and Brunswick. He says his message is to get out and vote.

    "Yesterday I learned that we knocked on over 62,000 doors and made over 100,000 phone calls. the volunteers are out here in full force," he said.

    The political newcomer is looking to unseat Republican incumbent John Faso, who's making the rounds at local community events.

    They're both vying for the congressional seat in a swing district that's been won by both President Obama and President Trump.

    "At this point in a campaign, you're just going on pure adrenaline. and you just want to make sure you touch and see as many people as you can," Faso said.

    Both parties are heavily focused on this congressional seat and have shelled out millions of dollars on attack ads.

    Delgado says these ads only widen the division between the two parties.

    "How folks have decided to run their campaigns and engage in distractions and misleading behavior is almost in many respects a reflection of the polical climate that we lie in which is very divisive."

    Faso says its time to let the voters decide who should represent them in Washington.

    "I think most people have made up their minds. I think most people are sick of the campaigns frankly. And I'll be glad when it's over, I hope I prevail, but regardless of what happens, I'll respect the view and the opinion of the electorate."

    In the final weeks before the election Delagado received support from former vice president Joe Biden.

    President Trump tweeted his support of Faso on Saturday.

    To check your voter registration status and find your polling place, visit the New York State Board of Elections' voter lookup page.

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