VOTE 2024: Hudson Valley's 18th Congressional District

News 12's Tara Rosenblum caught up with the candidates in the Hudson Valley's 18th Congressional District - a local race with national implications.
The race is considered to be a crucial battleground and one of the most competitive of all the Democratic-held districts in New York.
Freshman Democrat and Iraqi war veteran Rep. Pat Ryan is fighting to defend his seat against two Republicans - entrepreneur Lovelynn Gwinn and 25-year NYPD veteran Alison Esposito. Esposito launched her campaign after losing a statewide race for lieutenant governor.
Both Ryan and Esposito discussed their campaigns with News 12. Lovelynn Gwinn did not return News 12's interview request.
To hear the rest of Rosenblum's interview, tune in Sunday to a special edition of Power & Politics at 11:30 a.m.