NEW YORK (PIX11) — As Election Day drew to a close, a handful of key races remained undecided, including in New York’s 17th Congressional District.
Incumbent Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who previously represented the state’s 18th Congressional District before a court-ordered redistricting, was looking to keep his seat from Republican challenger Mike Lawler. The district now encompasses parts of the Lower Hudson Valley, including Rockland and Putnam counties, and parts of Westchester.
But as of Wednesday morning, a call had not been made in the contentious race, which was seen as a toss-up coming in.
As Republicans look to take control of at least one chamber of Congress, they have looked at this race as one crucial opportunity to pick up a seat in the House of Representatives. Another such race, in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, had also yet to be called as of Wednesday morning.