Democratic congressional candidate Kathy Hochul is set to get a boost today from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has cut an ad for Hochul in the final days before the special election Tuesday.
The race for the 26th Congressional District has garnered national interest and appears to be tight between Hochul, Republican candidate Jane Corwin and independent candidate Jack Davis.
The ad from Cuomo is expected to be released later today. (h/t to the Buffalo News)
Meanwhile, the Cuomo camp is set to dispatch Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, the former mayor from Rochester, to the district—perhaps the Rochester suburb of Greece in Monroe County—on Monday. Duffy is a popular figure in Monroe County and his assistance is being viewed as a potential boost to Hochul in the eastern western part of the district, which stretches from Erie County to the western half of Monroe County.
No specific schedule with Duffy and Hochul have been set yet.
Siena College will release a poll tomorrow on the latest numbers from the race, but its first poll on the race last month showed Corwin with a narrow five percentage point lead.
Updated: Here’s the web ad.