Massa is challenging incumbent John R. “Randy” Kuhl Jr. (R-Hammondsport), who was first elected to the seat in 2004, following more than 20 years in the state legislature. Kuhl, who replaced longtime Rep. Amory Houghton Jr., serves on three House committees.
Massa, of Corning, is a Navy veteran and a former aide to retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark. He has been campaigning as a champion of veterans’ benefits and health care coverage for all Americans. The race is one of the most closely watched in the nation.
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