It was a busy weekend for candidates running for Congress across New York City. Here are some of the highlights.
Five candidates for the 6th Congressional district faced off on Thursday night in Queens at a debate in Fresh Meadows. Huddled into the back room of the Christ Lutheran Church, the candidates took questions from the few dozen attendees on a range of issues, including medical marijuana, infrastructure spending and ballot access.
Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran weighed in about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest idea to curb obesity and asked the mayor to retract his proposal to ban large sugary drinks from being sold in the city's restaurants, theaters and delis.
Three weeks before the primary election day, Brooklyn Assemblyman and Congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries dropped out of a debate in his district because of the inclusion of two non-Democratic candidates.