Browsing: redistricting

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If you live in our coverage area, chances are you didn’t have reason to know much about Congressman Edolphus Towns until recently. After all, for the last 29 years the Democrat has represented Bed-Stuy, Canarsie and Brownsville – neighborhoods that have little in common with our own. But, thanks to this year’s Congressional redistricting, Towns’…

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News broke this morning that a seat in the United States Congress is no longer enough for newly-minted politician Bob Turner – he’s now got his eyes set on the United States Senate. Daily News’ Daily Politics blog broke the story this morning that Turner is planning a challenge against New York’s junior senator, Kirsten…

Opinion
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Looking at political district maps for Brooklyn and the city, you might think you’re gazing at an elaborate jigsaw puzzle. Yet, the process seems to get more complicated, not to mention inequitable, when the lines are redrawn every 10 years. Nevertheless, the best laid district lines of Democrats or Republicans usually don’t count much towards…

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With New York State set to lose two of its 29 congressional seats in the House of Representatives, the Democrats hope a Republican’s seat isn’t one of them. Democrats are hoping that Bob Turner’s seat isn’t on the chopping block because they strongly feel that they can win it back. “I believe it’s a Democratic…

Opinion
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It seems that State Senator Carl Kruger, who faces a long, hard legal slog as he battles corruption charges, has found his conscience – and is beginning to vote it. The local pol most recently made political observers balk last week, when he called for the creation of an independent redistricting commission in a new newsletter to…

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Redistricting of political boundaries occurs every 10 years – following the results of the U.S. Census – but it’s usually off the radar of most members of the community. This year, redistricting got a bit of a higher profile when Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned, leading to the now oft-spoken narrative that the winner of his…