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New York Could Hold Key to Democratic Majority in House
Tuesday's primaries are first hurdle in flipping competitive seats

New York Republican Rep. John Katko is one of the Democrats' top targets this year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democrats are in a New York State of mind. 

Their party must pick up 30 seats to win control of the House, and to even come close, they need to sweep all or most of the competitive New York seats.

Five House Candidates Favored by Financiers
OpenSecret's 'Fab Five' got their biggest contributions from Wall Street

Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton was the top House incumbent on CRP's list of candidates whose donations from Wall Street were at least twice as much as their next biggest donor group. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Two hopefuls top the list of House candidates who have gotten their biggest contributions this cycle from the securities and investment industries, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics reports.  

An investigation by OpenSecrets.org reporter Will Tucker found five House candidates have received at least twice as much in contributions from Wall Street as their next highest donor industry.   

Now a Democrat, Once a Republican?
Primary candidates make hay of donations to opposing parties

Randy Perkins is running in Florida's 18th District Democratic primary, but the businessman has a long history of political contributions to Republicans. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Randy Perkins wasn't even registered as a Democrat until he filed to run for Congress.  

His campaign contributions have favored Republicans over Democrats 2-1.