Maurice Hinchey is the Democratic Congressman for the soon to disappear NY-22 District, which snakes its way from college town to college town in upstate NY ending up in Ithaca.
In 2010, George Phillips ran a good campaign but lost. Phillips is running again, but it’s not yet clear what the district will look like since NY State lost 2 congressional seats. NY-22 as it existed almost certainly will not survive.
Believe it or not, this area of upstate — excluding the college towns — is pretty conservative. I’ll keep you updated.