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7th Congressional District: Meet the Democratic Candidates

Friday, June 22, 2012

NY 7th Congressional District 2013

Nydia Velázquez, U.S. Representative (D-12, Brookyn) and primary candidate, Erik Martin Dilan, New York City Council member, Daniel O’Connor, businessman, and George Martinez, OWS activist, discuss their campaigns in the Democratic primary race to represent New York's 7th congressional district, which includes parts of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

→ Redistricting Resources: Official LATFOR Maps | NYTimes Interactive Tool

Guests:

Erik Martin Dilan, George Martinez, Daniel O’Connor and Nydia Velázquez
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Comments [14]

Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

"bum rush"?

Shouldn't it be "homeless panhandler rush"?

Jun. 22 2012 11:48 AM
Jay F.

Is Mr. Martinez serious?

Jun. 22 2012 11:47 AM
Arthur Vincie from Astoria, NY

Note to Martinez: Stop. Breathe. Put a period in there somewhere. You sound like Kerry circa 2004 - by the end of the sentence I had no idea where he started. This sounds like a petty thing, but pointed verbal communication is an essential part of the job.

Jun. 22 2012 11:47 AM
john from office

Martinez has put to rest any threat by OWS. What a bunch of nonsense.

Bum rush out of here

Jun. 22 2012 11:46 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Dan - you want to change politics but you are running as a Democrat....ok then..

Jun. 22 2012 11:42 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

Good news for NY 8th district, Charles Barron and his supporters.

david duke, white hooded kkk activist has endorsed Charles Barron.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/21/david-duke-endorses-leading-new-york-democrat/

Google "david duke charles barron"

Jun. 22 2012 11:37 AM
MikeInBrklyn from Brooklyn

There is something fundamentally wrong when a congressperson representing parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan MUST pledge unending support for Israel. Does a pledge to this foreign sovereign nation have any effect on his/her ability to deliver service to the district represented? This nonsense need to end!

Jun. 22 2012 11:35 AM
RL

manfacturing in an innercity? this is never coming back.

Jun. 22 2012 11:31 AM
Hugh Sansom

Velazquez is lying. A breakdown of Velazquez's voting record shows she votes with the money most of the time. She's a standard toadying, spineless Democrat. Her grovelling on the AIPAC line is a perfect example.

Jun. 22 2012 11:31 AM
RL

Is anyone going to ask Nydia why she is against the Loft Law? She lost my vote on this one issue alone. too bad.

Jun. 22 2012 11:29 AM
Sheldon from Brookyn

Vito Lopez.. morally bankrupt, corrupt mafia-style party boss vs. a career politician... Hmmm, can't decide.

Jun. 22 2012 11:27 AM
Hugh Sansom

If Velasquez is so independent, why does she vote the Democratic party line over 91 percent of the time?!

Jun. 22 2012 11:26 AM

@Bobby G - we like this feature from the NYTimes:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/03/20/nyregion/new-york-redistricting.html

and we've posted the new maps in a link above.
-Jody, BL Show-

Jun. 22 2012 10:45 AM
Bobby G from East Village

How about a map with a search function where you con type in your address to find out what district you live in. The primary is Tuesday and a lot people have no idea what district they live in.

Jun. 22 2012 10:17 AM

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