Robert Harding from The Albany Project calls the Skelos re-election race against Democrat Roy Simon one to watch. "SD-9: Dean Skelos (R) versus Roy Simon (D)
Simon brings a lot to the table. I will have more on him in the very near future. This could be a surprise race. Stay tuned."
Harding also place the Craig Johnson re-election as "Safe Democratic":
"Craig Johnson (D) versus Barbara Donno (R) (SD-7): Johnson received the Independence Party endorsement, beating out the Republican Donno. Donno has money on her side, but hardly anything else. Johnson also was backed by the WFP, which is an added boost in Johnson's first general election effort."