NY Special Election for Congressional, Assembly Seats


menachem-raitportNew York will be holding a special election tomorrow to fill two seats, the 11th Congressional District and the 43rd state Assembly District.

Polls are open only in the relevant districts from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eligible voters can find their polling place at http://www.elections.ny.gov.

The AP reports: In the 11th Congressional District race, Republican Dan Donovan, the Staten Island District Attorney, faces Democrat Vincent Gentile, a member of the New York City Council and a former state senator. The district covers Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn. The seat is vacant from the resignation of Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, who pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion.

In the 43rd state Assembly District race, no one is on the Democratic line. Diane Richardson is on the Working Families line, while Shirley Patterson is on the Independence Party line and Geoffrey Davis is running on the Love Yourself party line. The Republican candidate is Menachem Raitport, who also is on the conservative line. The district covers a section of Brooklyn that includes the neighborhoods of East Flatbush and Crown Heights.

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