ⓘ 2006 New York's 29th congressional district election


ⓘ 2006 New Yorks 29th congressional district election

Freshman incumbent Randy Kuhl R had been elected to Congress with slightly over 50% of the popular vote in a three-way race in 2004. In early 2005, former U.S. Naval officer Eric J.J. Massa, a long-time friend of 2004 presidential candidate General Wesley Clark filed to run as the Democratic candidate. Over the course of the next nine months, Massa overcame numerous challenges in his attempt to become the Democratic nominee, including candidate David Nachbar, who days after his announcement chose to step down due to an improper filing of his papers. By April 2006, Massa had secured the support of all Democratic county committees and become the presumptive Democratic candidate for the District.

Because of the complexity and projected the Republicans will win neither the Republicans or the Democrats are invested in a polling station in the area.

From the results of the vote in April 2006 Massas polsters, Cooper and Seacrest, race is presented to actually draw the molecules by weight 43% to 41% /- 4%. In October 2006 majority-watch poll had Massa leading Kuhl 53% to 42%. The rating of the political report to prepare: lean Republican. The CQPolitics rating: leans Republican.

The indicators of fundraising showed molecules with a significant advantage in fundraising over $500k in his account of the campaign on the ground. Over the course of the campaign, Massa consistently outraised Kuhl, sometimes by a very small margin. As the Foley scandal took, the ground and the rest of the Democratic party saw an increase of funds - where the mass took up almost half of its funds in the last five weeks of the campaign - primarily from online donors - spurred on by their online activities.