Over the next 48 hours or so, I’ll be giving you a taste of the race for New York’s 21st congressional district. It is a seat being vacated by a retiring Democrat and Republicans hope to flip it to red. Polls show there’s a decent chance of that happening.
Two things to note about NY21 from the start.
1. It is huge. I’m told it is the largest congressional district east of the Mississippi. The map above shows the district’s scope, roughly. So I’ll be doing a ton of driving in the next two days, much like the candidates. There are three media markets in this district, so to get attention they really have to get around.
2. It is beautiful. There are lakes and rolling mountains. Adirondak Park dominates the district’s landscape. And, an added bonus of covering the race in late September, fall color has just begun to pop. (Stay tuned for leaf photos).
I’d better get back in the car. There’s much driving left to do.
Follow NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith as she covers the race for New York’s 21st congressional district (and shares some photos of New York’s beautiful fall colors along the way) via NPR’s On the Road Tumblr.
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