Israel: NY-23 Is a ‘Good News-Bad News’ Fight for Democrats

ALBANY—It’s been just a little over 24 hours since Representative John McHugh accepted Barack Obama’s call to become secretary of

ALBANY—It’s been just a little over 24 hours since Representative John McHugh accepted Barack Obama’s call to become secretary of the Army. Already, Representative Steve Israel has been in touch with Democratic leaders plotting about how best to win the seat.
“This is all very much pre-game,” Israel, the national recruitment chair for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told me by phone. But on the heels of Scott Murphy’s long-shot win in the special election in the 20th District, Israel said the 23rd District is a “toss-up.” (The Cook Political Report agrees.)
“It’s a good news-bad news district,” he said.

Israel: NY-23 Is a ‘Good News-Bad News’ Fight for Democrats