The DCCC chair is facing a primary challenge on his left from the New York state senator.

Holly Otterbein | Politico | July 25, 2022

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has a big lead over New York state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi in one of the most closely watched Democratic House primaries remaining this summer.

Biaggi, who is challenging the five-term incumbent in the Democratic primary for the newly drawn 17th District, is trailing Maloney by double digits in a pair of internal polls commissioned on behalf of the dueling campaigns and shared exclusively with POLITICO.

The point the two teams disagree over is just how much Maloney is ahead — and who’s got the momentum.

Maloney’s polling shows him beating Biaggi by 34 points, 52% to 18% — almost exactly what another internal survey by his team found in late May and early JuneBiaggi’s numbers still show her behind, but by 13 points, 34% to 21%…