NY-23 a ‘Toss-Up’

ALBANY—In this interactive map of CQ’s latest predictive ratings of Congressional districts, there are three “toss-ups” in the whole country, and one in New York: the North Country’s 23rd District.

A special election to replace John McHugh, a nine-term incumbent who has been nominated to be secretary of the Army, is expected this fall. Republicans last week settled on Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava, a relatively liberal member of the party, as their candidate.

Democrats have not yet made their pick, but labeled the seat a “good news, bad news” district earlier this year. Other upstate districts that have been recently won by Democrats—including the 20th, 29th, and 24th—now “lean Democratic,” according to the CQ map.