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Many New York Congressional elections will feature rematches

Jan 11, 2024 12:34 am

Luke Parsnow reports for New York State of Politics that many of New York's 2024 Congressional elections will be reruns from the 2022 elections with the same candidates. In the Hudson Valley, Democrat Josh Riley is running again in the 19th District primary after losing to Republican Rep. Marc Molinaro in the 2022 general election. Democrat Steven Holden, who ran against Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney in in the 24th District in 2022, is now running against Rep. Elise Stefanik in the 21st District. In a new contest, Republican Alison Esposito is challenging Democratic Rep. Pat Ryan in the 18th Congressional District. Esposito was the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 2022 with Lee Zeldin, losing to Democrats Kathy Hochul and Antonio Delgado. Another local election that will be different is the 20th Congressional District, where Democrat Paul Tonko has long served. Republican Liz Joy has said she will not try a third time to unseat Tonko, and Ballotpedia says Alexander Dubois and Jonathon Locke are competing in the Republican primary there to take on Tonko. The filing deadline in New York for congressional bids is April 4, so other candidates could emerge. Primary elections are held over two weeks in June. Read more about this story in New York State of Politics.