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Robin Wilt launches another run for Congress

Nov 23, 2019

Robin Wilt has kicked off her campaign to run again for the 25th Congressional District. That’s the seat now held by Democrat Joe Morelle, who was elected last year to the spot held by the late Louise Slaughter for many years.

Wilt ran unsuccessfully for the same congressional seat in a Democratic primary in June of 2018. She also ran for New York State Assembly last year, but later pulled out of that contest.

Morelle has indicated he plans to run for re-election next year.

Wilt issued a statement saying that, “We deserve representation that reflects the priorities of the people of our District, not merely corporations. That is why I am running for Congress in 2020.” And her campaign website says that she is running, "to ensure that access to the American Dream is not foreclosed to future generations."

When contacted about a possible opponent last summer, Morelle’s office issued a statement saying that he has been, “fighting tirelessly to lower prescription drug prices and protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, safeguard our planet from the devastating effects of climate change, ensure every woman has the right to make her own healthcare decisions, and enact common-sense gun reform like universal background checks.”