24th Congressional District

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The winner of the Democratic Primary in New York’s 24th Congressional District emerged today thanking her supporters and her former challenger, after Francis Conole conceded.  The post Election Night gathering was held at Dana Balter's campaign headquarters in Syracuse. 

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Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter officially launched the petitioning process to get her on the ballot Saturday morning. Balter ran against Rep. John Katko in 2018, but lost in the general election.

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Roger Misso announced that he plans to stay in the primary race for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 24th congressional district. This comes after he was unable to win any of the county democratic nominations and members of the party asked him to step down.


Will enough voters in the congressional district that includes Syracuse change their minds from this past election to send a Democrat to Washington? 


Francis Conole announced his candidacy for Congress today, joining Roger Misso in the Democratic field for the election that’s still a year-and-a-half away.  Conole (pronounced: cah-NOHL) believes he can challenge Congress Member John Katko in 2020 with his plan to invest in the middle class.


One Syracuse man who’s not content with the way things are going in Washington has already thrown his hat into the 2020 Congressional Race.  Democrat Roger Misso believes people and their needs could be represented better in the 24th district.

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The most expensive race in the history of the 24th congressional district ends today.  All told, republican incumbent John Katko and democratic challenger Dana Balter have raised a record $5 million combined for the race. But they know it’s not about fundraising anymore, all that matters now is getting people to the polls. Both candidates have been up since dawn trying to do precisely that. If you are unsure about voting in today’s election, Balter has a message for you.


  Dana Balter can put the primary battle behind her and now focus on the general election contest where she hopes the decisive victory will propel her to switch John Katko’s congressional seat to the Democrats.

The sound of applause, cheers and whistling roared out at Bowl Mor Lanes in East Syracuse Tuesday night, not because bowling balls were crashing against pins, but rather Dana Balter was celebrating her victory as the new Democratic Congressional nominee.

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Democrats selected Dana Balter to chellenge John Katko for his congressional seat in Tuesday's primary election.  She beat Juanita Perez Williams in a race where the two shared similar views on many issues.  

Concern over national issues boosted voter turnout with more than 23,000 people paticipating, nearly twice the number from  the 2016 primary.


We’re just a few days away from the Democratic primary in the 24th Congressional District and candidates will be knocking on doors and making appearances. 

The designated Democratic candidate Dana Balter says Syracuse does not have enough well-paying jobs and wants more investments to fuel a green economy.