Key Congressional races in the Hudson Valley could go either way.

Several close Congressional elections are being decided by voters in New York's Hudson Valley region.

After redistricting scrambled the map and the candidates earlier this year, public polls show toss-up elections in New York's 19th, 18th, and 17th House districts.

Democratic Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney hopes to defeat Republican state Assemblyman Mike Lawler in his first term representing the 97th district in the new 17th district in the lower Hudson Valley.

Maloney has been in the House Democrats' midterm strategy for a decade.

"I've bipartisanly passed 40 bills through the House," Maloney stated. "I frequently collaborate with Republicans. 

 County executives, supervisors, and mayors I sometimes get chastised for it by my own Democrats. But I'll tell you what, you have to collaborate with others to get things done.

And while there are many excellent, respectable Republicans out there, Washington is full of sheep. And who is in charge? I don't want them running the show."

Millions of dollars have been put into the district, which covers southern Dutchess County, Putnam County, Westchester County, and Rockland County.

The candidates have argued over crime, abortion, and inflation, as they have in virtually other Empire State races this autumn.