Aspiring novelist and outgoing Congressman Steve Israel may have only written one novel to date, but he’s already a master of the fiction genre. Israel says retiring during a presidential election cycle will “help assure” that NY-03 is won by a Democrat, but don’t chase that red herring. Republicans and Democrats see a respective decrease of 2% and 1% of the electorate, while non-affiliated voters see an increase of 3%.
That is why Cook Political Report was quick to change their rating in NY-03 from “Solid Democratic” to the “Toss Up” and the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics moved it from “Safe Democratic” to “Toss-Up”.
Enough with the tall tales, Steve. Go work on your novel.