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Three Republicans primary Jacobs in redrawn NY-24

Three Republicans will primary against Chris Jacobs for the party’s nomination in New York’s newly redrawn 24th Congressional District.

Andrew McCarthy and John Muratari announced their candidacy in the NY-24, which extends from Niagara County in western New York to Jefferson County in the North Country, according to The Citizen. Seven towns in northern Cayuga County and a portion of the town of Brutus are included in the redrawn district. On Friday, Mario Fratto, a Geneva resident and attorney announced his candidacy.

McCarthy and Muratari planned to challenge John Katko for the nomination prior to Katko’s retirement announcement in January. Now, all three will go up against GOP incumbent U.S. Representative Chris Jacobs, who currently represents the 27th district.

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Jacobs announced on Monday, January 31 that he would run in the 24th district. His campaign noted the new district is made up of all or part of eight counties in his current district. Jacobs has quite a financial advantage over his potential Republican primary opponents- his campaign raised $103,465 in the fourth quarter of 2021 and has $334,153 cash on hand.

So far, no Democrats have announced their candidacy in the redrawn 24th district.