Tuesday, August 23, 2022

GLENS FALLS, NY– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik formally welcomed Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli from Poughkeepsie to the general election for New York’s 21st Congressional District.

Congresswoman Stefanik has a 10:1 cash-on-hand advantage and has been endorsed by hundreds of local Republican, Democrat, and Independent elected officials due to her record of delivering results.

After redistricting, New York’s 21st District became even more Republican with an even larger Trump margin.

Senior Advisor to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Alex DeGrasse, stated:

“Team Elise would like to formally welcome Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli from Poughkeepsie to the North Country and to the race. In recent days, Matt Castelli has been embroiled in controversy after several former colleagues from the National Security Council, including a current Biden administration official, confirmed that Castelli would drink heavily and engage in inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace while on the clock and often collected overtime pay while doing so.

In addition, Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli launched his campaign by disgracefully comparing January 6th to the terrorist attacks on 9/11 during the week of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that claimed over 3,000 lives.

During Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli’s limited interactions with voters who refused to debate in a Democrat primary, North Country voters have already learned that he is nothing more than another radical Far-Left Downstate Democrat who fully supported Joe Biden and Lame Duck Speaker Pelosi’s historic tax hikes, backs an assault weapons ban, and thinks New Yorks’ bail reform “may be an effective solution.”

For these reasons, we are confident that NY-21 voters (which Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli became less than a month before launching his campaign) will soundly reject Castelli and re-elect Congresswoman Stefanik in another landslide victory this November so that she can continue her record of delivering real results for the North Country and Upstate New York’s hard-working families, small businesses, farms, veterans, and seniors.”

Meet Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli:

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli chose party over country at the National Security Council:

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli’s former colleagues at the National Safety Council, including a Biden administration official, have alleged that he drank alcohol on the clock and had sex with multiple colleagues in a White House office during his tenure on the NSC, according to the Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail reported that:

“Castelli knew no moderation when he worked for the White House – multiple former National Security Council colleagues say that Castelli was known to drink on the job, and often to collect overtime pay while doing so, and had sex with multiple of his coworkers.”

“The colleague, who now works under the Biden administration, said that staffers within the office were well aware of Castelli’s fetish. The New York candidate is alleged to have slept with at least three female colleagues, including one married woman. The three women did not respond to a request for comment.

‘It was open- there was no secret about it,’ the source said.


‘He told us all about the prayer room – that was his thing,’ one former colleague said of Castelli. The colleague said Castelli told one story where either during or after the NSC Christmas party in 2017 he took a female colleague back to the prayer room for sex. ‘There were a couple other times where he’d just sneak off during the day,’ to hook up with women, the colleague, who requested anonymity to speak freely, told


‘I can confirm that that’s something that puts across directorates across across the staff, the NSC that it’s something he would brag about to other colleagues and whether it was drinking on the job, hooking up with women, using misusing the prayer room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Those are all things that I heard discussed,’ the colleague said.

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli Supports Raising Taxes On NY-21 Families During A Recession:

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli supported Joe Biden and House Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act, which raised taxes on millions of Americans during a recession and economists found would do nothing to address America’s inflation crisis in the long term.

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli Supports An Assault Weapons Ban And Would Not Defend The Second Amendment:

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli’s history of not supporting Upstate New York and the North Country’s Second Amendment rights:

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli Is Open To New Yorks Radical Bail Reform:

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli said that New York’s Radical Bail Reform “may be an effective solution” during a town hall in Otsego County on August 2, 2022.

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli Is A Carpetbagger and Never Voted in New York State until moving here in 2021:

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli is not from NY-21; he is from Poughkeepsie and lived in Washington D.C. until August 2021. He moved to a short-term lease in Saratoga County and moved to the district less than one month ago.

“Mr. Castelli is a relatively new resident of the state’s 21st Congressional District. He was born and raised in Poughkeepsie, south of Albany, and most recently lived in Washington D.C. He moved to Saratoga County, at the southern end of the district, in August.”

“Stefanik’s newest announced challenger is a town of Poughkeepsie native who moved to Stefanik’s own town of Saratoga … sigh … last month.”

Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli Would Be A Rubber Stamp For Joe Biden And Nancy Pelosi:

In Congress, Far-Left Downstate Democrat Matt Castelli would be a rubber stamp for Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s radical Far-Left agenda.