Democrats haven’t been successful in two prior attempts to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko, but national observers think the third time could be the charm. One Washington, D.C.-based publication, Roll Call, ranked Katko, R-Camillus, as the fifth-most vulnerable member of Congress and the second-most vulnerable among House Republicans.
10 most vulnerable House members: Garcia, Katko and Bacon join the list
Two Republicans, New York’s John Katko and Nebraska’s Don Bacon, are also new to the list of vulnerable members. Katko holds a seat Trump lost, while Bacon’s district narrowly backed the president. Both Katko and Bacon face rematches against 2018 opponents, but Democrats argue 2020 may be shaping up to be an even better year […]
Dana Balter supporters in TV ad: John Katko ‘sold out’ Medicare and Social Security
Democratic candidate Dana Balter is renewing her criticism of Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko’s support for the 2017 tax in a new television commercial released Tuesday. The 30-second ad, which is airing on broadcast and cable stations in the Syracuse market, features older central New York voters who are supporting Balter, D-Syracuse, in the 24th […]
Barack Obama includes CNY Democrat Dana Balter in first wave of 2020 endorsements
Former President Barack Obama has released his first round of 2020 endorsements, and Dana Balter is among the Democratic candidates who received his support. Obama endorsed Balter, D-Syracuse, in the 24th Congressional District race. Balter is challenging Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko, who has represented the central New York district since 2015.
Former President Barack Obama endorses Dana Balter
Former President Barack Obama endorsed Dana Balter, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 24th District, Balter’s office announced on Monday. “I’m deeply honored and excited to receive the endorsement of President Barack Obama,” Balter said in a statement. “His steady, competent, and compassionate leadership and ability to inspire hope is exactly what our country needs […]
Dana Balter: John Katko ‘part of the problem’ as $600 jobless payments expire
After U.S. Rep. John Katko said Friday that both parties are to blame for the failure to reach an agreement on a COVID-19 relief bill and the extension of $600 weekly payments for millions of unemployed Americans, Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter criticized the Republican congressman for not supporting a proposal in the House two […]
NY Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul: Dana Balter ‘will be a strong partner in Congress’
“Dana Balter knows what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck and struggle to make ends meet,” Hochul said in a statement provided to The Citizen. “At a time when the Trump administration continues to fail central and western New York, Dana Balter will be a strong partner in Congress who will fight hard for […]