Hayworth filed a statement of candidacy and a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission last week to lay the groundwork for a 2014 campaign in New York’s 18th District, a politically competitive area north of New York City.
“Since the beginning of the year Nan has been contacted by hundreds of friends, community leaders and contributors who have asked her to consider running for Congress in 2014,” Rob DiFrancesco, a spokesman for Hayworth, said in an e-mail to Political Capital. “Given the encouragement she is receiving, a new committee has been filed with the Federal Election Commission and Nan is now raising funds in anticipation of running.”
Hayworth was elected in 2010, a good Republican year, and lost to Maloney in 2012 by 51.9 percent to 48.0 percent — close to the 51.4 percent to 47.1 percent margin by which President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to data compiled by Political Capital.
New York’s 18th District (map) takes in all of Orange and Putnam Counties and parts of Dutchess and Westchester Counties.