Eric Kingson

Democrats Search for Katko Opponent in New York Swing District

Democrats have targeted freshman incumbent Katko but haven't yet come up with a candidate to challenge him. (File Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

As political parties pick up the pace of recruiting candidates ahead of next year's congressional elections, Democrats are searching for a candidate in NY's 24th Congressional District to challenge what they see as a vulnerable incumbent.  

Considered one of only 10 Tossup  districts in the country by the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report /Roll Call, both parties have made winning the seat a top priority. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has targeted first-term Rep. John Katko on its “One-Term Wonders ” list of Republican freshmen, and the National Republican Congressional Committee placed Katko in the party’s Patriot Program , which is meant to protect its most at-risk incumbents.