Political scientist: Defeating Tonko, Stefanik a ‘very, very tough enterprise’

Political scientist: Defeating Tonko, Stefanik a ‘very, very tough enterprise’

By Tyler A. McNeil/The Leader-Herald CAPITAL REGION — It's up to independent and potentially rogue registered voters to unseat two household names from Congress. It's only happened twice in the last 20 years within comparatively purple districts for Democrats: Kirsten Gillibrand ousting Rep. John Sweeney in 2006; and Antonio Delgado ousting Rep. John Faso in 2018. It happened once for a moderate Republican when Chris Gibson defeated Rep. Scott Murphy in 2010. Neither incumbent ran again. If Democrat Matt Castelli's and Republican Liz Joy's hopes come true, toppling Rep. Elise Stefanik R-21 and Paul Tonko D-20, respectively, they'll join the…
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