Brittany Gibson | Politico | April 24, 2022

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — When Democrat Pat Ryan won a special House election in upstate New York last summer, it looked like the red wave everyone was expecting in the midterms might not happen.

As it turned out, House Republicans indeed had a lousy election just about everywhere except New York. The GOP romped in the Empire State, a performance that allowed the party to narrowly win the chamber.

Now, both parties are trying to understand what happened last year and how to gain an advantage in a state that could well determine whether Republicans maintain control or Democrats reclaim the majority in 2024. Both sides see opportunity in the same places in New York that delivered surprising results a year ago….