New York

New York Isn’t a Swing State – But Lee Zeldin Made it One

Perhaps the most striking result on Election Night wasn’t Zeldin’s performance, but instead the scope of Republican gains in the House of Representatives; Republicans flipped four congressional districts (NY-03 and NY-04 on Long Island, and NY-17 and NY-19 in the Hudson Valley), held NY-22 despite the retirement of John Katko, and substantially overperformed in two other high double-digit Biden seats (NY-20 in Albany and NY-25 in Rochester). The new crop of Republican Congressmen includes George Santos (likely the first openly gay Republican to be elected to Congress as a freshman) and Marc Molinaro, whose strong 2018 performance upstate in his own gubernatorial bid predated Zeldin’s improvements. The only Democratic survivor of this near-clean sweep of competitive seats, Pat Ryan, had previously won a special election earlier this year and could well have a strong future in state politics.

Congressional primary elections to watch today

Congressional primary elections to watch today include Florida, New York and Oklahoma.These are Candidates in close races to vote for and cheer to victory. FloridaFL - 7, Anthony SabatiniFL - 13, Anna Paulina LunaFL - 1, Matt Gaetz New YorkNY - 22, Brandon WilliamsNY - 23, Carl Palladino Oklahoma runoffOK - 2 Josh Brecheen