One Senate seat is up for election in New York, held by a Democratic incumbent. Voters will also choose representatives for 27 House seats, 17 of which are held by Democrats and nine by Republicans. (One seat is vacant, most recently held by a Democrat). And they will select a governor, an office currently held by a Democrat. See New York’s primary results.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) appears to be a lock for reelection and could be angling for a presidential run in 2020. Her challenger is businesswoman Chele Farley, a former GOP finance chairman in New York City.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo easily won the Democratic nomination after a widely covered challenge from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon. He is favored to win reelection against New York State Assembly member Marcus Molinaro (R).
Going into this election, New York had 17 Democratic representatives and 9 Republican representatives, with 1 seat currently open. Here’s how each district leans politically, based on how it voted in the 2016 presidential election, with 2018 results as they come in.
In 2016, Trump won this district by 6.8 points and John Faso (R) won by 8.6.
Republican Rep. John Faso is in his first term representing this Hudson Valley district. His main challenger, Antonio Delgado, is a Rhodes scholar and Harvard Law graduate who also was a rapper and whose lyrics are being used against him in his run. Also in the race is Diane Neal, an independent candidate and actress who is known for her role as an assistant district attorney on "Law & Order SVU."
In 2016, Trump won this district by 24.3 points and Chris Collins (R) won by 34.4.
Rep. Chris Collins (R) suspended his campaign in August after he was charged with insider trading, but in September he said he'd remain on the ballot. The criminal charge may give Democrat Nate McMurray, a lawyer, a chance in the heavily Republican district.
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