CQPolitics list NY-13 as top 5 most likely to flip
here is the update on the five House races CQ Politics rates as most vulnerable to takeover by the challenging party. As was the case when we first published this feature in July, the Top 5 all are Democratic bids to take over Republican-held seats, a reflection of the party’s continued momentum in congressional politics that began with the 2006 campaigns that boosted it into majorities in both the Senate and House.
• New York’s 13th District, in which Republican Rep. Vito J. Fossella was forced to quit his re-election bid after admitting he had a daughter from an ongoing extramarital affair. After their original replacement candidate died suddenly of a heart attack, Republican officials in the New York City borough of Staten Island — home to about three-quarters of the district’s voters — handed their endorsement to Robert Straniere, a former state representative, but they did so over protests from GOP officials in the Brooklyn part of the district. Democratic officials are continuing to bank on their favored candidate, City Councilman Mike McMahon, to win his Sept. 9 primary. CQ Politics rates this race Democrat Favored.
see also: NY-13 now 3rd most likely seat to flip