Would NY-23 Republicans prefer Tom Reed if he had a challenger? We have no idea, because he hasn’t had a serious one. Josh Gottheimer, co-chair with Reed of the Problem Solvers Caucus, does. Gottheimer’s challenger is Arati Kreibich, a progressive whose views are distinctly different from Gottheimer’s. Here is a sample from the article cited:
How do you grade President Trump on his handling of the coronavirus?
Gottheimer: “I don’t get into grades. But I’ll say that for right now really where I’m focused is making sure we move forward and getting everything done. I think there’s going to be plenty of time to go back and see what was best, where the missteps were and what things we could have done better and should have done better and where we should have been better prepared.”
Kreibich: “F. Where to begin? … From the beginning the administration, (Trump) in particular, knew what was coming, and not just ignored it, neglected it, but also downplayed it, muzzled the scientists, muzzled the public health experts.”