WASHINGTON, D.C. - Many of New York’s congressional races for the primaries are running uncontested but one of the state’s primary races for a House seat is breaking records.  

Many of the congressional primaries in New York’s Southern Tier have uncontested races, so the true test will be in November. That’s where voters in NY-23 will choose between incumbent Republican Representative Nick Langworthy and Democrat Thomas Carle.  

Over in NY-19 district, voters in November will choose between incumbent Republican Representative Marc Molinaro and Democrat Josh Riley. Some expect that race to be competitive.  

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is also up for reelection. In November, voters in the state will also choose between her or retired New York Police Department detective Mike Sapraicone. Political scientists believe that Senate seat will remain blue.  

The big primary race to watch is between incumbent Democratic Representative Jamaal Bowman and George Latimer in the 16th congressional district. That race for the Democratic nomination has now become the most expensive House primary race, ever.  

“There's already been over $24-million spent and $15-million, close to that, has been spent by the group AIPAC, the American Israeli Political Action Committee.,” said Dr. Todd Belt, George Washington University Director and Professor of Political Management. “They’re not very happy with Jamaal Bowman and they want to replace him with Latimer.” 

This race has put a spotlight on the Democratic party’s division over the Israel-Hamas war. Bowman has been outspoken about his criticism of Israel. For the most part, this primary season has been stable for congressional incumbents and if Bowman loses to Latimer, that would certainly shake things up for the Democrats.