Sabato's Crystal Ball

New York (29) House 2010

 

Crystal Ball Outlook: Likely R

Democratic candidate: Matthew Zeller, Army reservist and former CIA Analyst

Republican candidate: Tom Reed, former Corning Mayor

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Background:

The race is on to fill the vacant seat because of Rep. Eric Massa’s resignation. The Democratic candidate is Matthew Zeller, an Army reservist and former CIA analyst. The GOP candidates are former Corning Mayor Tom Reed and homemaker Janice Volk. The 29th Congresional district has been long time Republican-friendly territory. Reed and Volk also have the advantage of running during a difficult midterm year for Democrats. This race Likely Republican.