There is a primary election today for the Independence Party line in a Hudson Valley congressional district, part of a rematch between contenders in the 2012 election.
Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney unseated freshman Republican Nan Hayworth in 2012, in a close race in what was then a newly drawn 18th congressional district. Paul Basinski, a political science professor at Orange County Community College, notes that roughly 9,000 votes made the difference, and a third-party line this time around could help.
The new Congress will be sworn-in in two weeks. In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he is undergoing a smooth transition with his former opponent, Republican Nan Hayworth.
In today’s Congressional Corner, Democratic representative-elect Sean Patrick Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that middle class voters helped him defeat Republican Nan Hayworth in New York’s 18th district.