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Reeher Discusses Rep. Katko's Retirement With The Hill, WRVO

January 20, 2022

The Hill,WRVO

Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher

ep. John Katko (R-NY 24th District) announced his retirement last week, creating an opportunity for Democrats to pick up a seat. But some experts warn that nominating someone who is too far to the left could turn off moderate voters, such as those who voted for both Biden and Katko in 2020. “It’s fundamentally moderate even if it leans Democratic,” Professor Grant Reeher tells The Hill. "There are a lot of moderate Republicans, there are a lot of moderate Democrats, and it is an area that generally likes to get comfortable with its political representatives, all things being equal, and keep them in office for a long time,” Reeher says. He also spoke to WRVO about Rep. Katko's retirement.

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