14 key races to watch in New York’s House primaries – JP
4th District: The race for a fourth Long Island open seat is happening after the retirement of Rep. Kathleen Rice and features a four-way Democratic primary between former Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen, Nassau County legislator Carrié Solages, Malverne Mayor Keith Corbett and surgeon Muzib Huq. The winner will face Anthony D’Esposito, a Hempstead town councilman.
11th District: GOP Rep. Nicole Malliotakis is likely to face a rematch with former Rep. Max Rose, whom she defeated last cycle, in November. She faces a primary challenge from John Matland, a health care worker who says he lost his job because he didn’t get vaccinated against COVID-19. Rose faces two other candidates, Komi Agoda-Koussema and Brittany Debarros, in the Democratic primary.
18th District: In addition to the 19th District special election, Ryan is running in the Democratic primary for a full term here. He’s likely to face Republican state Rep. Colin Schmitt in November. Ryan is a DCCC “Red to Blue” candidate, while Schmitt was named an NRCC “Young Gun.”
19th District: Molinaro is unopposed in the GOP primary for the nomination for the full term beginning in January. He’ll face either Jamie Cheney or Josh Riley, who are battling for the Democratic nomination.
22nd District: With GOP Rep. John Katko retiring and Rep. Claudia Tenney seeking reelection in the 24th District, the 22nd District is open. Democrats Francis Conole, Sarah Hood, Chol Majok and Sam Roberts are all seeking the nomination. Protect Our Future PAC, a super PAC backed primarily by a cryptocurrency billionaire, has spent $510,000 supporting Conole. On the Republican side, the Congressional Leadership Fund, which has ties to House Republican leadership, spent $760,000 supporting Steve Wells and $190,000 against his opponent in the primary, Brandon Williams.
23rd District: GOP Rep. Chris Jacobs’ decision not to seek reelection after announcing support for certain gun control policies opened up the GOP primary in this Buffalo district between Carl Paladino, the state’s 2010 Republican nominee for governor who is known for making incendiary remarks, and Nick Langworthy, the state party chairman. The American Liberty Action PAC spent $1 million boosting Langworthy and opposing Paladino. The GOP primary winner will face Max Della Pia, who is unopposed in the Democratic primary, in November.