Democratic congressional candidate Antonio Delgado racked up the endorsement of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee, his campaign on Friday announced.

Delgado is among the crowded field of Democrats vying for the nomination in the 19th congressional district to take on Republican Rep. John Faso.

“I’m honored to have received the Dutchess County Democratic Committee endorsement, and humbled by the strong grassroots support I have received,” Delgado said.

“Democrats across Dutchess County and across the Hudson Valley and Catskills are uniting behind my campaign to bring universal, affordable healthcare to all, create good-paying jobs, reform our broken education system, repeal the Trump tax scam, and preserve our environment. With the support of the Dutchess County Democrats and thousands of others, I’m ready to take on John Faso and flip this district.”

The Hudson Valley House race is considered one of the key battleground contests in New York this fall. Faso was elected in 2016, a hold for Republicans following the departure of Rep. Chris Gibson.