SCOTIA -- Republican challenger Bob Dieterich was unsuccessful in his attempt to unseat New York Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko in the 20th district, as the Capital District representative easily won a third term. WAMC’s Ian Pickus reports.
Dieterich, a banker, was new to politics and focused his campaign on jobs and the economy. But he had trouble getting any traction against Tonko, who has represented the area for nearly 30 years, including 25 in the state Assembly. Dieterich was outspent badly in the campaign.