Democrats who may challenge John Katko for Congress

Seven Democrats in the 24th Congressional District are considering whether to challenge U.S. Rep. John Katko, according to party officials who view the House seat as one of their top priorities in New York and nationally in the 2018 mid-term elections.

Mark English, chairman of the Onondaga County Democratic Committee, said Donald Trump’s election as president and Republican control of Congress has prompted more Democrats – including some new to politics — to consider a run for the seat than in previous years.

Here’s a look at those Democrats who are considering a run, or have been encouraged by party officials and supporters to seek the 24th District seat, one of the top swing seats in Congress.

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