Senior USMB Moderator
Gold Supporting Member
- Nov 17, 2009
- Reaction score
- Las Vegas, Nevada
The newly redrawn 17th Congressional District in New York is a district Biden would have carried by ten points. It covers much of Westchester County and the lower Hudson Valley. Mondaire Jones' internal polling shows him trailing in the general election. If the environment has gotten so bad for Democrats that they are in danger of losing D+10 seats then November is going to be a massacre.
Equally concerning, perhaps, was Jones’s reaction. The freshman member of Congress told allies that he wasn’t necessarily concerned about losing a primary to Maloney, as Jones is popular in the district with primary voters and would have had the full support of the party’s progressive wing. But his polling, he told multiple people late in the week, showed him narrowly trailing in the general election in what is shaping up to be a brutal election year. “That’s his concern, but we’re screwed if we lose Biden plus-10 seats,” said one Democratic member of Congress who spoke to Jones.
A court-ordered redistricting process nearly pitted Squad member Jamaal Bowman against progressive Jones, but Jones instead is targeting a new open seat in New York City.theintercept.com