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Ray Bogan

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U.S. Elections

Three House races in NY, VA and TX that could be bellwethers

Nov 08, 2022


Three U.S. House races could be bellwethers for the 2022 midterm elections. What happens in these congressional districts in New York, Virginia and Texas could be a sign for what Americans will see across the country as results roll in.

In New York’s 17th Congressional District, the chairman of the House Democrats’ campaign arm is in a close race. Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has had a tough campaign against Republican Mike Lawler in a district that contains only 30% of Maloney’s previous constituents. If the campaign chief for congressional Democrats loses here, it could be rough night for the rest of his party.

Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is in a nail-biter in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. The race between the moderate Spanberger and her Republican challenger, Yesli Vega, was considered a toss-up in the RealClearPolitics average of polls.

And in Texas’ 28th Congressional District, Democrat Henry Cuellar is in a tight race for a seat he has held for 18 years. Republican Cassy Garcia may be able to flip this seat to the GOP by beating the pro-life Cuellar.

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