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Capitol Watch: Democrats hope to keep New York blue in 2020

Capitol Watch: Democrats hope to keep New York blue in 2020

AP
Created: January 04, 2020 11:24 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As the 2020 presidential election nears, the race for who will represent New Yorkers in the state Legislature and Congress is shaping up.

Democrats are expected to hold the state Assembly, while Republicans hope to win back Trump-friendly congressional districts and maintain their seats in the state Senate chamber they once dominated for over half a century.

But New York's increasingly diverse, shrinking and polarized demographics have long threatened to shake up state politics.

Republicans are already attacking House Democrats who voted for Trump's impeachment and plan to go after state-level Democrats for backing new bail reforms and proposals for single-payer health care.


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