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Lawler’s Actions in Hudson Valley District Garner Mixed Reactions

New York Congressman Faces Tough Battle for⁢ Reelection‍ in 2024

In the Lower Hudson Valley district of New York, Rep. Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) is facing​ both praise and criticism as he navigates the challenges of his first term in Congress. The district, known as CD 17, is expected to be one of the most ‌fiercely contested ⁢House races in the 2024 elections.

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Despite⁢ being a first-term Congressman, Lawler has made ‍a name for himself by criticizing members of his own party⁤ for prioritizing politics over passing a budget on time. This unconventional approach has garnered attention and support⁣ from cross-party and independent voters who appreciate his willingness to speak out.

However, not everyone is convinced. Some constituents, like Tasha Greene, who has been a registered Democrat for 24 years, are hesitant to support Lawler again in 2024. They worry that some Republicans are more interested in causing chaos than in effectively governing.

Lawler’s ⁢critics, like David Conley, believe that he​ should face a primary challenger from within his ⁢own party. They argue that a true conservative candidate could have⁢ a better chance of winning in the district.

On the other hand, Lawler has received praise from the Putnam County Republican Committee Chair, Andres Gil, and‍ supporters like Kevin Fogerty, who appreciate his support for former President Trump.

In the 2022 elections,​ Lawler narrowly defeated ⁣Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) by less than ​1⁤ percent of the ⁤vote. Democrats are determined to win back the seat, and potential challengers, including former Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) and Liz Gereghty, are already vying⁣ for the opportunity.

Lawler is one of five Republican House representatives from ⁢New York seeking reelection in 2024 in swing districts that Democrats are targeting. The battle lines are drawn ⁢in the Hudson Valley, ​with CD 17 being ‍one of the⁢ key battlegrounds.

Former Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), right, is among two Democrats seeking to dislodge Rep. Mike Lawler (R-N.Y.) from⁢ his ‍Lower Hudson Valley congressional seat⁣ in 2024. ‌(David Wagner/Epoch Times)

‘Get Back To Work’

Lawler is⁤ focused on his current responsibilities and passing ​a budget rather ‍than thinking about his⁣ 2024 campaign. He believes that the priority should be addressing issues such⁣ as securing the border, cutting spending, and dealing with international challenges.

Time is running out, as the 45-day continuing resolution to fund the government expires on November 17. Lawler plans ⁣to return to session on ‌November 1 to work on adopting the Fiscal Year 2024 budget.

CD 17 encompasses Rockland and Putnam counties, as well as parts of Westchester and Duchess counties. The district is primarily suburban, with a diverse population ⁢that includes Latino, Irish, Haitian, and Jewish communities. Many residents are police officers, firefighters, and veterans.

Lawler acknowledges the expectations of his constituents, who are hardworking and want their elected officials to be the same. Despite facing ​challenges and criticism, he has emerged as⁣ a spokesperson for⁣ moderate House Republicans.

Looking ahead to November 2024, Lawler’s supporters at the Mahopac American Legion are⁢ eager for the elections to arrive. They see him‌ as a good⁤ man who⁤ represents their values, even though he is not a veteran himself.

As the bartender at the Legion remarked, “The new Speaker⁢ spoke too much.” It seems that for many, the upcoming elections can’t come soon enough.

What are the concerns raised by some constituents about Lawler’s unconventional approach to governing and how might this affect⁣ his reelection bid?

Eting heavily. The outcome of these ⁤races could have a significant impact on ⁤the balance of‍ power in ‍Congress.

One ‌of the key ⁢factors that ‍will impact ​Lawler’s⁤ reelection bid is‌ his record and accomplishments during⁤ his first term. Despite being a newcomer to Congress, Lawler⁣ has already shown a willingness to stand‍ up to his ⁢own party and prioritize the needs of his constituents over partisan politics. His ‌criticism of Republican leaders, such as his statement that​ Kevin McCarthy “never ⁢should have been removed as ‍Speaker,” has drawn attention and support⁢ from voters across party lines.

However, Lawler’s unconventional approach has also led to criticism from some constituents⁣ who question his ability to effectively govern. They worry that his focus on causing chaos and‍ making headlines may ‍distract from ⁤the real work of passing policies and ⁣serving the district. David Conley and others⁣ argue that ⁤a conservative‌ candidate from ⁢within the ​party could have a better chance ‌of winning⁣ the district in ​2024.

On the other hand, Lawler has received praise and support from influential figures within the Republican party, such as ​Andres Gil, the Chair of⁢ the Putnam County‌ Republican Committee, and Kevin Fogerty, ⁤who ​appreciate his alignment with former President Trump. This support may prove crucial in a tight race where‍ every vote counts.

Lawler’s narrow victory over ​Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in the 2022 elections shows that the district is deeply divided ​and that every vote will matter. Democrats are determined to win back the seat, and potential challengers like Mondaire Jones and Liz Gereghty are ‍already positioning themselves to take on ⁢Lawler.

Furthermore, Lawler is not the only⁤ Republican facing a tough⁣ battle for reelection in swing districts in New York. With Democrats targeting these seats heavily,​ the 2024 elections will be a critical moment for ‍both parties. ⁣The⁢ outcome will shape the future of Congress⁢ and have a direct impact‍ on national ⁢politics.

As⁣ the race for CD 17 heats up, both ‍Lawler and his potential challengers will need to articulate‍ their vision for the ⁤district​ and convince⁣ voters that they are the best candidate to represent their interests. The coming ​months will undoubtedly bring intense campaigning, debates, and political maneuvering in the district.

Ultimately, the outcome of​ the​ 2024 elections in CD 17 will be decided by the voters. They will ​have the power to determine whether Lawler’s unconventional approach and willingness to speak out‌ resonate with them or if​ they prefer a more traditional conservative candidate. It remains to ⁢be seen who will come ​out on top in this fiercely contested House race, but one thing ​is ‍certain – the 2024 election will be a pivotal moment for Rep. Mike Lawler and the future of CD 17.



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