Ex-Bloomberg reporter, CNBC anchor Ratigan running for Congress
Former Bloomberg News reporter and CNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan has announced that he is running for Congress.
Glenn Blain of the New York Daily News reports, “Ratigan, a 45-year-old Democrat, confessed during his campaign kickoff in Saranac Lake that he’s never before cast a ballot in an election.
“‘I have never voted in my life,’ he said. ‘I thought that the two choices that are available to me don’t reflect the potential leadership of this country and it disgusts me. And I said I am going to use all of my efforts to be a great journalist and a great businessman.’
“Ratigan added that as he ‘watched the political process unfold in front me, I was stunned by the lack of seriousness in our government,’ and that he eventually decided to run for Congress.
“The Saranac Lake native is running to unseat two-term Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik in the 21st Congressional District, which stretches across the Adirondacks and far northern New York State.”
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