Congressional Primary in New York Today
26 Jun, 2012
By Polly Kreisman
Voters today will decide candidates for Congressional races. Yea, this primary is new this year.
The Sound Shore’s District has changed: The new Congressional districting reduces New York’s congressional districts from 29 to 27, combines the southern portion of Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel’s 17th District (Mt. Vernon and Yonkers) and the southern portion of Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey’s 18th District (the Sound Shore area) to form the state’s new 16th District.
These are the choices to be made:
Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel is facing a challenge from Aniello Grimaldi of the Bronx in southern and central Westchester.
-The Republican challenger to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
– The Republican challenger to Rep. Nita Lowey in the 17th Congressional District, which takes in all of Rockland County and large parts of central and northwest Westchester County.
– The Democratic challenger to Rep. Nan Hayworth in District 18, which takes in all of Putnam County and part of Westchester.