NY 24th Congressional District race too close to call
As of 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, the race for the 24th Congressional District seat in New York between Democratic incumbent Michael Arcuri and Republican challenger Richard Hanna remained too close to call. The Tioga County towns in the 24th District - Richford, Berkshire, Newark Valley, Candor and Tioga - gave Hanna 3,585 votes to 2,054 for Arcuri.
The 24th District forms an arc starting in the Adirondacks and sweeping east and south of Syracuse and back north again into the Finger Lakes region. It includes all of Herkimer, Chenango, Cortland and Seneca counties and parts of Oneida, Otsego, Broome, Tompkins, Cayuga and Ontario counties as well as the northern section of Tioga County. The principal population centers in the district are Utica, the home of both the major candidates, Cortland, Auburn and Geneva.
Hanna, 59, is a construction company owner in the Utica area and a licensed pilot who owns the general aviation airport serving the Cooperstown resort area.
Arcuri, 51, is completing his second term in the House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, a centrist Democratic caucus dedicated to fiscal discipline. A lawyer by profession, he was Oneida County District Attorney for 13 years.