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Congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney speaks to a (Credit: Newsday Westchester)

Congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney speaks to a crowd of supporters after his primary victory at Teamsters Local 445 in Rock Tavern in June; and his rival, incumbent Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, speaks in August at a news conference about rebuilding the Forge Hill Road bridge in New Windsor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Nan Hayworth and Sean Patrick Maloney

With less than two months until the election, Republican U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth has a double-digit lead over Democratic challenger Sean Patrick Maloney, according to an independent poll released Tuesday morning. (Sept. 19, 2012)

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) visits J&A
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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-Cold Spring) visits J&A Farm in Goshen while campaigning in 2012, and talks with the Bialas family, from left, Clarie, 6, Maya, 9, and Adina. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth represents New York's 19th
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Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth represents New York's 19th Congressional District, which covers all of Putnam County and parts of Dutchess, Rockland, Orange and Westchester counties.

Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney speaks to
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Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney speaks to a crowd of supporters after his primary victory at Teamsters Local 445 in Rock Tavern. (June 26, 2012)

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Congresswoman Nan Hayworth gives a welcome message at
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Congresswoman Nan Hayworth gives a welcome message at the 4-H Summer Fair at Muscoot Farm in Katonah. (Aug. 12, 2012)

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth speaks durings a news conference
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Congresswoman Nan Hayworth speaks durings a news conference about rebuilding the Forge Hill Road bridge in New Windsor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth speaks during a news conference
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Congresswoman Nan Hayworth speaks during a news conference about rebuilding the Forge Hill Road Bridge in New Windsor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Congresswoman Nan Hayworth listens to other speakers during
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Congresswoman Nan Hayworth listens to other speakers during a news conference about rebuilding the Forge Hill Road Bridge in New Windsor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney, running for
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Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney, running for a seat in the 18th Congressional District, visits J&A Farm in Goshen. (Aug. 27, 2012)

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GOP Congresswoman Nan Hayworth speaks with the media
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GOP Congresswoman Nan Hayworth speaks with the media before a news conference about rebuilding the Forge Hill Road Bridge in New Windsor. (Aug. 30, 2012)

Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney, seeking to
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Democratic congressional candidate Sean Patrick Maloney, seeking to defeat GOP Rep. Nan Hayworth in the 18th Congressional District. (Aug. 27, 2012)

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