Monday, June 18, 2012
New York's sixth congressional district, in Queens, like the rest of the borough, was once dominated by Jews and Catholics. But redistricting this year made Asian Americans almost forty percent of the district, giving an Asian American candidate, Grace Meng, a shot at being New York's first Asian American elected to Congress.
But first, she'll have to beat Democratic two candidates with deep roots in Queens politics in next week's primary: City Councilmember Liz Crowley, and state Assemblymember Rory Lancman. Click over this interactive map to see how the district has changed in just ten years. The winner of the June 26 primary will face a Republican in November.