Rosen Redistricted out of Run for Congress

22 Mar, 2012

By Polly Kreisman

New 18th Congressional District. Sound Shore area was in the 17th


Congressional redistricting has claimed its first victim.


Mark Rosen, a Larchmont Republican who had announced his intention to seek the Congressional seat now held by Democrat Rep. Nita Lowey, dropped out Wednesday.


“Given the redistricting that was just announced, I regret that I can no longer run the effective race we envisioned with Congresswoman Nita Lowey. My kids go to Murray Avenue School. This is our home. And, we are not moving. The redistricting has me living outside of Ms. Lowey’s district, and I regret that I must leave the race.”


He lives in Larchmont, which like other areas of Westchester County,  moves into Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel’s district.


Lowey is getting all of Rockland County, which Engel had mostly represented, as well as the Bronx.


Rosen will endorse Joe Carvin, Rye Town Supervisor,  who dropped out of a run for U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand last week.


On the State Senate side, Democrat George Latimer, current State Legislator, announced a run, which he told us will also be harder–to Democrats– due to redistricting:


“More Republicans in communities like Bronxville, Eastchester and Yonkers and Democrats in New Rochelle and White Plains were artfully carved out,” he told theLoop.


“This will be a much tougher seat to win than under Suzi (Oppenheimer)”


 


map courtesy Mark Rosen for Congress
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