Former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner (D), who was clearly the Democrats’ top recruitment prospect to challenge Rep. John Katko (R-Syracuse), declared yesterday that she will not become a congressional candidate. Though the 24th District is politically marginal, Mr. Katko has performed very well, starting with a 59% defeat of incumbent Rep. Dan Maffei (D) in 2014. Rep. Katko was re-elected in 2016 with 58% despite being a top Democratic target and Hillary Clinton carrying the CD with a four-point margin.
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