Former federal prosecutor John Katko has won the endorsement of the Republican Party in the race for the 24th Congressional District. He garnered enough votes out of a field of seven candidates, to get the nomination on one ballot at a GOP convention in Syracuse Saturday.
At least one candidate who lost the party nod, Ian Hunter, says will begin the process of challenging Katko in a June primary. Three others candidates haven’t ruled out that possibility. Republicans are hoping to wrest the seat from incumbent Democrat Rep. Dan Maffei.