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Political Scientist Assesses Tuesday's Major Race

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – Congressman Tom Reynolds' political future is at stake in Tuesday's election. The four-term Republican House member faces a stiff re-election challenge from Democrat Jack Davis.

A poll in Sunday's Buffalo News calls it a dead heat. Both Reynolds and Davis are running just about even. Reynolds took a hit in the polls after he and other House leaders were criticized for not doing more to uncover former Congressman Mark Foley's inappropriate behavior with House pages. But then the October surprise snowstorm hit. And Reynolds rebounded by helping to secure a federal disaster declaration for this region.

Dr. Michael Haselswerdt is a professor of political science at Canisius College. He joined WBFO's Mark Scott on the phone to preview the elections. Click the "listen" icon above to hear the interview now or use your podcasting software to download it to your computer or iPod.