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,

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.

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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.

NY-23 a ‘Toss-Up’