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NY-03 is essentially all of northern Nassau County as well as communities like Levittown. Although the district was Biden +8, redistricting made it slightly redder. Cook recently upgraded the district to Lean D. Robert Zimmerman, a longtime public relations executive and gay Democratic activist, will face Republican George Santos an investment banker who had a stint at a firm accused of operating a Ponzi scheme. Santos outraised Zimmerman, $2M to $1.4M.
Sean Patrick Maloney’s district was split between the 17th and 18th, and his home was drawn into the 17th. He chose to run in the new map’s 17th CD. The 17th now includes about one-third of deep blue Westchester County, but also takes in all or parts of three other more marginal counties.
Redistricting also influenced Pat Ryan, who will be running in NY-18 in the midterms. Fresh off his decisive victory in the recent special election to replace Anthony Delgado in NY-19, Ryan also won his primary to face Colin Schmitt in NY-18 in the fall. Ryan made his stance on abortion rights central to his campaign, comparing himself to Republican opponent Marc Molinaro on that issue.
The new NY-19 contains Ithaca, Josh Riley’s hometown. Riley won the Democratic primary with a resounding 64% of the vote, will be pitted against Marc Molinaro, who is coming off his loss to Pat Ryan in the NY-18 special election. Riley and Molinaro each have raised more than $1 million. But Riley will get a boost from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The DCC added Josh Riley to its “Red to Blue” program.
Finally, Francis Conole will have a chance to flip NY-22 when he runs this November against newcomer Brandon Williams, who handily defeated establishment GOP favorite Steve Wells. Williams doesn’t live in the district and is relatively new to Central New York. He moved to the region permanently in 2019 to live on his family’s truffle farm. Williams’ campaign raised $200,000. to date, while Conole topped $1M. Conole is pro-choice, while Williams is fiercely anti-abortion.