Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:38 PM
cal04 (37,758 posts)
Dem takes steps to win back N.Y. district from GOP
Democrats have their first potential challenger to recapture a New York Congressional district that was won over by the GOP for the first time in decades last year.
State assemblyman Rory Lancman announced Tuesday he filed for an exploratory committee to potentially run against Republican Rep. Bob Turner in the heavily Democratic district that covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn.
Lanceman, who's served five years in the state assembly, said he would run a campaign focused on the middle class and financial reform.
"Last year, the voters had an opportunity to send Washington a message. This year, they have the opportunity to send a serious legislator who can deliver for our community," Lancman said in a statement.
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Tue Feb 7, 2012, 05:44 PM
TheWraith (24,331 posts)
1. We still don't have new district lines in New York.
And with the state slated to lose two Congressional districts, one upstate one downstate, this district has a big target on its back right now.