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Katko says he doesn’t care who 2020 opponent is

Democrats are already lining up for a chance to take on Congressman John Katko in the November 2020 election. They include his 2018 opponent, Dana Balter.

“Their primary is over a year from now,” said Katko, R-24 of Camillus, expressing exasperation for the seemingly endless congressional campaign cycle that has evolved over the past few years.

Three Democrats have announced over the past few weeks their intent to seek the party’s nomination in a district that runs from the city of Syracuse to Wayne County.

Balter, who lost to Katko by about 13,000 votes, told the Finger Lakes Times recently that the incumbent Republican is “beatable” in 2020.

Katko, who arrived by motorcycle at the Times offices for the interview, said he’s not worrying about who the Democrats ultimately select.

“I could care less who it is,” he said. “I’m just going to run on my record.”

Katko isn’t the only House member in the region with announced opposition more than a year and half out from the election.

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