As Hillary Clinton rallied for New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney on Monday, talk of the combative rematch in the 18th District continued. As WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports, dueling campaign ads show the bitter contest is tightening in the final days of the election.
A recent ad from Republican Nan Hayworth figuratively slings lunch meat at her opponent, incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney.
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.