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Race to Watch: New York

Voters all over the United States will make their voices heard at the ballot box on November 6. The battle for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate come down to just a few competitive races, so it’s more important than ever for cannabis professionals to be informed about the views of key candidates running for office. NCIA has compiled information about candidates running in 25 competitive races for the House of Representatives and three for the Senate that we consider uniquely important to the cannabis industry due to their views on marijuana policy and/or their geographic location.

House Races

District

19

According to SwingLeft.org, in the last election, Republican John Faso won this district by only 26,000 votes (8.6%). Now Democrat Antonio Delgado, an attorney and Rhodes scholar is running to unseat him. It is unclear and unknown where Faso and Delgado stand on cannabis policy.

Incumbent

Republican

John Faso

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Candidate

Democrat

Antonio Delgado

Website

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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District

22

According to SwingLeft.org, in the last election, Claudia Tenney won this district by only 15,178 votes (5.5%). Now Democrat Anthony Brindisi, an outspoken advocate for public schools and member of the NY State Assembly, is running against her. Tenney opposes legalizing marijuana: in 2016, she answered an American Family Association Action Voter Guide survey that stated she believes cannabis should not be treated like alcohol. Brindisi, on the other hand, has stated that cannabis should be legal, because it's a criminal justice issue.

Incumbent

Republican

Claudia Tenney

Website

Candidate

Democrat

Anthony Brindisi

Website

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

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Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

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Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

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Grade:

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Public support for marijuana law reform is at an all time high with 63% of voters supporting legalizing marijuana for adults and over 90% supporting legal access to cannabis for medical use. If elected to the 116th Congress, what federal legislation would you support relating to cannabis?

N/A

Does this candidate have a voting record on cannabis issues from a previously-held office? If so, please describe:

N/A

Is there any other information we should know about the candidate and their views on cannabis policy? If so, please describe:

N/A