Saturday, November 7, 2015

Rep. John Katko among 10 most vulnerable House members, race rated tossup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko ranks among the 10 most vulnerable House members in the 2016 election, and his bid for re-election is considered a "tossup" against a Democratic opponent, a Capitol Hill publication said Friday.

Political analysts Stu Rothenberg and Nathan Gonzales reported in Roll Call that Katko, R-Camillus, will face a tough battle in the four-county 24th Congressional District.

"Katko won New York's Syracuse-based 24th District with 59 percent of the vote in 2014 in a late-breaking race," the analysts wrote. 

"But heading into a presidential election year in his district — which has flipped back and forth between the two parties in the 2010 and 2014 GOP waves — the seat is prime for a flip again this cycle," Rothenberg and Gonzales wrote. "Obama won here by a 16-point margin in 2012."

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