Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Can Dems Sweep New York City's Congressional Delegation?
They can if Staten Island goes Blue
Thursday, October 30, 2008
New York, NY —
Republicans have held on to the Congressional seat in Staten Island for the last 28 years, but that may very well change on Election Day.
Polls suggest Democratic Candidate, Councilman Michael McMahon is likely to defeat his Republican opponent, former Assemblyman Robert Straniere.
The two are vying for the seat that’s being vacated by Vito Fossella, who was recently convicted of drunk driving, and who was found to have had a child outside his marriage.
Joining us to talk about this last bastion of conservatism in New York City is Guy Molinari.
He used to hold the Congressional seat we're talking about, and was the borough's president.