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Reeher Discusses NY Midterm Elections with CNY Central, Spectrum News, Washington Examiner and WRVO

November 3, 2022

CNY Central,Spectrum News,Washington Examiner,WRVO

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

Election Day is right around the corner and one race to watch closely is New York's 22nd Congressional District. With Sen. John Katko retiring and the district redrawn, the race between Francis Conole and Brandon Williams is a toss-up, as both candidates are new. 

“It provides opportunities for each candidate to define their opponent,” Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute and professor of political science, tells Spectrum News. “It also provides challenges for turnout if you’re looking for the congressional race to drive it.”

Reeher says another to watch is the governor's race as polls show it tightening. He says if you looked at the race six months ago, you would have thought it would be pretty tough for Gov. Kathy Hochul to lose against an opponent like Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Long Island).

"If Lee Zeldin were to beat Kathy Hochul, that would be basically a political earthquake in the state of New York," Reeher tells WRVO. "That would change the whole complexion of how the state's politics are going to go in the next four years."

Reeher was also quoted in the Washington Examiner article, "Democrats' pivot on crime may be too late to sway voters," and the CNY Central article, "Who has the cash to represent Syracuse, Utica areas in Congress?"

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