Three New York GOP House members eye governor race as unfavorable redistricting looms

The redistricting process ahead of the 2022 elections could decimate the ranks of New York Republicans in the House. And that has three of them eyeing the governor’s race instead as incumbent Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces waves of bad headlines over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After 2020 census information is ready, presumably by July, some states will have to give up House seats due to declining population. New York is expected to lose a seat, and, with state Democrats in full control of the redistricting process, if they want, the current delegation of 19 Democrats and 8 Republicans could shrink to a tiny 23-3 margin.

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