• 24th district: Democrats have a good shot at picking up Buerkle's district, which grew slightly more Democratic, with Maffei as their nominee.
• 25th district: Rep. Louise Slaughter (D), 82, will face a significant challenge from Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks (R). Watch this race.
• 26th district: Rep. Brian Higgins (D)
• 27th district: The very makeup of this district, the most Republican in the state, pushes it into the competitive column for special election victor Rep. Kathy Hochul (D). Republicans still need to find a candidate, but Hochul would have to run an extremely excellent campaign and be incredibly lucky to come back to Congress.comments powered by Disqus