GOP Resting Hopes on Normally Conservative Upstate N.Y. for House Election, but Area Has Been Defying Political Trends

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — For the Republican Party, the long road to a comeback winds through the hills, small towns and dairy farms of Upstate New York and runs smack through such places as the Halftime Sports Bar and Grill, where Mark Hansen was recently nursing an afternoon beer.