Democratic congressional hopeful Antonio Delgado’s campaign announced this week he had raised more than $400,000 in the third quarter reporting period this year.

Delgado is among the Democrats in the crowded field for the 19th congressional district in the Hudson Valley who are vying to take on Republican Rep. John Faso.

“The energy in the Hudson Valley and Catskills region is incredible,” Delgado said, “and it’s clear that people are ready to elect new leadership to Washington DC. I spent the summer traveling across the district, and no matter where I go, be it Bagel Fest in Sullivan County, a forum in Delaware County, a dairy farm in Schoharie, or a meet and greet right near my home in Rhinebeck, I hear similar stories.”

Delgado’s total fundraising puts him at more than $1 million raised since February.

“These are stories of people who once had good middle class jobs, like my parents had, but lost ground when big employers like GE and IBM left the area,” Delgado said. “Good people who deserve opportunities to support themselves and live a secure, safe, healthy life right here in the Hudson Valley and Catskills. We need leaders who work to make that a reality, and I will continue to work hard to earn the support of the people of NY-19.”