Central New York Election Runs A Tight Race Central New York Elections Run A Tight Race

Races in the House & the Senate continue as Election Day approaches

SYRACUSE,  N.Y. (NCC News) — New York’s 24th congressional district, which includes Onondaga County, is home to one of the state’s most competitive house races. Incumbent John Katko and challenger Dana Balter are locked in a dead heat according to new polling from Siena. Both candidates are currently polling at 45% a week out from Election Day.

Also on the ballot is a seat in the Senate for the 22nd congressional district. Last night, as Anthony Brindisi and Claudia Tenney sparred in their third debate. During the debate, both candidates criticized the way Washington lawmaker’s are handling the coronavirus pandemic.

“We need to have a national testing strategy, so that we get this virus under control,” Brindisi said. “Then we can safely reopen our economy and move on with our lives.”

“One thing we could do better on this time around, is make sure that we allow our small business communities to thrive, while we protect people who are most vulnerable,” Tenney said.

Currently, Siena has Brindisi up nine points over Tenney.

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Meghan Fitzpatrick

Meghan Fitzpatrick is a Broadcast and Digital Journalism student at Syracuse University. She is and associate producer for Syracuse Unpeeled, an entertainment news show at Citrus TV, and she is on the executive board of WJPZ Radio.

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