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Between the Lines: Map Complete, Time to Sort Out Who's Running

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Democrats have a good shot at picking up Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle's district, which grew slightly more Democratic.

• 2nd district: Rep. Peter King (R) faces a more Democratic district, but there's not yet a strong Democratic challenger. Two Democrats are eyeing the race: Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi.

• 3rd district: Rep. Steve Israel got slightly less Democratic turf in the redraw, but the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee should be safe.

• 4th district: If Republicans can recruit a strong candidate, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D) could have a real race.

• 5th district: Rep. Gregory Meeks (D)

• 6th district: The open-seat race in this safe Democratic district appears likely to pit Assemblywoman Grace Meng, Assemblyman Rory Lancman and New York City Councilwoman Liz Crowley against each other in the primary. Though Crowley is the cousin of Queens Democratic Party boss Rep. Joe Crowley (D), Meng got the party's backing and has the edge. Still, Democrats in New York see Lancman making it a true contest.

• 7th district: Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D)

• 8th district: Rep. Edolphus Towns (D) faces a real primary challenge from Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D).

• 9th district: Rep. Yvette Clarke (D)

• 10th district: Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D)

• 11th district: Rep. Michael Grimm (R) faces a weak Democratic challenger, Mark Murphy, a former aide to the New York City public advocate. The Staten Island-based district is slightly more Republican under the redraw, but Grimm has had a cloud of explosive allegations swirl around him in recent months. Though the freshman Congressman has not been indicted on any charges and denies wrongdoing, reports that Grimm allegedly engaged in illegal acts make this race competitive.

• 12th district: Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D)

• 13th district: Rep. Charlie Rangel (D) may face a significant challenge from state Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D).

• 14th district: Rep. Joe Crowley (D)

• 15th district: Rep. José Serrano (D)

• 16th district: Rep. Eliot Engel (D)

• 17th district: Rep. Nita Lowey (D) may face a Republican with the potential to self-fund, but until it's clear who that candidate is, this district is not competitive.

• 18th district: Freshman Rep. Nan Hayworth (R) will defend her seat against the winner of a crowded Democratic primary. Whoever the nominee is, it's likely to be a real race, but just how contentious of one remains to be seen.

• 19th district: The district of freshman Rep. Chris Gibson (R) swung from a slightly Republican one to a slightly Democratic one in the redraw. He appears likely to face attorney Julian Schriebman (D) in November. This one will be a real fight.

• 20th district: Rep. Paul Tonko (D)

• 21st district: Owens faces a tough challenge holding on to this Republican-leaning district. He'll endure a rematch with Doheney, who won't have to deal with third-party candidate Doug Hoffman who siphoned votes away from him in 2010.

• 22nd district: GOP freshman Richard Hanna will face former Congressional aide Dan Lamb (D), who announced for Congress earlier this week. But it will take some time to see whether this race will be truly competitive.

• 23rd district: Rep. Tom Reed (R) will face attorney Leslie Danks Burke (D) or hospital administrator Nate Shinagawa (D), but he is expected to be fine.

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