Tossup New York House Race Starting to Take Shape

Gibson’s retirement sets off a competitive open-seat race. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The heart of summer may have passed, but the temperature in New York’s 19th district is only starting to warm up.

Democrats see it as a top-tier pickup opportunity, a rare open-seat House race in a tossup district that President Barack Obama won twice. The GOP is gearing up to defend it in a presidential election year that could include former Empire State Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at...

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