Browsing: congressional elections 2012


It seems like a million years ago when Anthony Weiner’s scandalous Twitter post forced him out of Congress, creating circumstances for a special election, which found Republican Bob Turner replacing the disgraced lawmaker. The reality is, with only a little more than a year on the job, Turner has been one of the shortest serving Congressmen…


Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries defeated Councilman Charles Barron in the Democratic primary for the 8th Congressional District last night, setting the stage for a general election battle against Republican businessman Alan Bellone and third party candidates in November. Jeffries supporters outnumbered Barron supporters at the polls by a wide margin, with the victor racking up 25,712 (71.9…


On Tuesday, June 26, voters will hit the polls to vote in federal legislative primaries, choosing Democratic or Republican candidates for Senate (Republican only) and Congress. This year’s elections, however, are complicated by redistricting. Previously, most of Sheepshead Bites’ coverage area was part of the 9th Congressional District, currently represented by Bob Turner and, before…