Now that NYC Congressional maps have been redrawn and finalized, and candidates have declared in which districts they will run, all seems eerily calm in Long Island City’s new home: District 7.
While our previous congressperson Carolyn Maloney will now face off against Gerry Nadler in a battle of heavyweights resembling Ali-Frazier III, aka The Thrilla In Manila, and District 10 has a whopping fifteen candidates including Bill de Blasio, current Rep. Mondaire Jones, and previous Maloney challenger Maud Maron, so far no one has stepped up to challenge Nydia Velazquez in District 7.
From a political standpoint that’s a very surprising void, especially in the 2020’s, aka The Decade Of Abundant Political Candidates. The only questions left is ‘will someone step in to fill that vacuum between now and primary day?’, and ‘will someone come up with a better moniker to describe the decade?’ Maybe not on both counts, that abundant thing is pretty catchy.
How Many NY Democrats Does It Take To Fill A House Seat? – when I first crafted this post two weeks ago District 10 had <10 candidates