New Congressional map in New York approved by a judge

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A New York Supreme Court justice on Friday night approved a new map of Congress in the Empire State, setting in motion potential member-to-member primaries for Democrats.

Some of the changes in the latest New York Congressional Map include placing the communities of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant in the 9th and 8th Congressional Districts respectively, instead of dividing them.

In the 11th congressional district, Staten Island was united with the Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, New Utrecht and Bay Ridge areas.

In the 10th Congressional District, Sunset Park in Brooklyn and Chinatown in Manhattan were included together, according to The New York Times.

Following news of the approved cards, Rep. Jerry Nadler (DN.Y.) confirmed on Twitter he would run in the 12th congressional district.

“This new constituency does not belong to any individual candidate, but to the voters who live there. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the West Side steadfastly and look forward to presenting myself – and my record of principled leadership – more fully, to neighboring communities on the East Side, Nadler tweeted. .

Meanwhile, Rep. Mondaire Jones (DN.Y.), who currently represents the 17th congressional district, said he will run in the 10th congressional district.

“The final maps released today are the result of partisan politics – drawn by an out-of-state Republican court appointee who showed complete disregard for communities of cultural, social and It is designed to reduce the number of New York Democrats in Congress,” he said. tweeted.

“I have decided to run for another term in Congress in #NY10. It is the birthplace of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. Long before the Stonewall uprising, gay people of color sought refuge within its borders,” he added in a follow-up tweet.

Former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Friday that he will run in the 10th congressional district.

The unveiling of the map earlier this week surprised Democrats as the map introduced member-to-member primaries, including between Nadler and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.) for the 12th congressional district.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (DN.Y.), who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said he will run in the 17th congressional district instead of the 18th congressional district, which he represents currently and would have set up an awkward member-to-member primary between him and Jones.

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