Posts Tagged ‘7th congressional district’

City Councilman Erik Dilan Says He’s “Never Seen [Voting Go] So Slow”

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

dilan-campaign-300x224 It has been a slow morning in Bushwick, but the inside of Vito Lopez’s democratic club on Wyckoff Avenue is bustling. Volunteers have been picking up signs and receiving the day’s instructions since just before the polls opened at six this morning. The electioneering routine is familiar but today presents a rare opportunity for the [&hellip
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Challengers Hope to Unseat a 20-Year Incumbent in Newly Drawn 7th Congressional District

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

Nydia Velazquez. Photo by Jonathan Springer. Rep. Nydia Velazquez could face toughest battle since her election in ’92 In a letter sent to new constituents in the newly drawn 7th Congressional district, Rep. Nydia Velazquez wrote that she is sometimes referred to as “La Luchadora,” Spanish for “The Fighter.” That label may prove more than fitting as Velazquez seeks re-election to [&hellip
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OWS Congressional Candidate George Martinez Fails to File with FEC for TV Debates

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Politics

As the fight for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez’s seat rages on before the June 26th democratic primary, three of the four candidates—Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, Velazquez and political newcomer Dan O’Connor—were slated to debate on NY1′s Inside City Hall last night. The debate was ultimately postponed, due to the unexpected death of Velazquez’s mother, but the [&hellip
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Meet Dan O’Connor: Unlikely challenger in redrawn 7th District searches for political accountability

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

| By Alan Krawitz In his quest to unseat 20-year Rep. Nydia Velazquez in New York’s newly redrawn 7th District, which now includes parts of Chinatown, the East Village and the Lower East Side, Brooklyn-born challenger Dan O’Connor is gambling that his familiarity with Chinese culture, coupled with a keen knowledge of economics and lack [&hellip
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