New York’s 18th Congressional District is widely seen as one of a handful of seats that will determine which party secures control of the U.S.

House of Representatives in the midterm elections. The district has established itself in recent years as reliably Democratic, having been held for the last decade by Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney.

Following a challenge to the state’s redistricting process in 2020, however, maps that had been drawn by the New York State Legislature were ruled unconstitutional by state courts that determined they were the result of partisan gerrymandering.