Democrat Dana Balter to face Rep. John Katko in NY House rematch

Democrat Dana Balter to face Rep. John Katko in NY House rematch

University professor Dana Balter was declared the winner of New York’s Democratic primary in the 24th District on Tuesday, and she will now challenge Rep. John KatkoJohn Michael KatkoCongress must deliver aid and empower localities to continue assisting in COVID-19 response Lawmakers zero in on Twitter following massive hack Democrat Dana Balter to face Rep. John Katko in NY House rematch MORE (R) in November.

Balter, a Syracuse University professor, won with 63.1 percent of the vote, prevailing over Francis Conole, according to The Associated Press.

The results were released three weeks after the primary took place after a surge in mail-in ballots delayed the counting of votes.

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Balter lost to three-term Rep. Katko by just over 5 points in 2018 in a district won by Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates Trump campaign spox rips GOP congressman over rejection of QAnon conspiracy Biden hits back after Trump's attacks on Harris MORE in 2016. Nonpartisan election handicapper The Cook Political Report rates the race as "Lean Republican."

Katko did not support President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE in 2016 but has announced he is backing the president’s reelection this year.

-- Updated on July 15