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Ryan, Molinaro prepare to run in slightly different districts

Mar 04, 2024 8:41 am

Mid-Hudson News reports that the new Congressional maps approved by the governor and the state legislature last week, should help Democrats in the 18th and 19th Congressional Districts locally. Democrat Pat Ryan of Gardiner is the incumbent in the 18th District, who lost some of his Ulster County territory to the 19th District, but now finds his map slightly more Democratic. Ryan is facing Republican Alison Esposito, a former NYPD Captain and the Lieutenant Governor candidate in 2022. The Cook Political Report rates the District as “lean Democrat.” In the 19th Congressional District, Republican Marc Molinaro of Leeds also sees a new district that has slightly more Democrats. Josh Riley., who lost to Molinaro by 1.6 percent in 2022, is trying to beat him again. The Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss-up.” Read more about this story at Mid-Hudson News.