Facebook’s Chris Hughes backs husband’s bid for congressional seat!

Hughes’ husband has assembled an exploratory committee for potential crack at election in 19th district of New York. Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge are usually based in Soho.  Image

Photograph: Adam Hunger/Reuters

Insatiable New York City has by long custom exploited the upstate counties for their scenery, their food and their antiques (not to mention their water). But how far up the thruway do you have to drive to buy a congressional seat?

It’s a question that Republicans are taking seriously. Party leaders fear the GOP-held 19th district, 80 miles north of the city, could fall to an insurgent bid by Sean Eldridge, the husband of Facebook mega-millionaire Chris Hughes, the New York Times reported Thursday.

In January the couple, otherwise based in Soho, bought a home smack in the middle of the 19th and began handing out money to investing in local businesses, Raymond Hernandez


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