Rep. Jerrold Nadler (DN.Y.), the Democratic candidate for New York’s 12th congressional district, campaigns at the 79th Street Greenmarket on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Sunday, August 21, 2022. .
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Rep. Jerry Nadler will beat fellow Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a vicious House primary that has tied up longtime New York Democrats in a battle for downtown Manhattan, NBC News predicted.
The two lawmakers clashed with each other after a redrawn district map spurred them to contest one seat in Congress.
Nadler, 75, and Maloney, 76, have represented neighboring chunks of the island for nearly 30 years. Both hold powerful seats in parliament. Nadler chairs the House Judiciary Committee, and Maloney heads the House Oversight Committee.
Nadler’s congressional district included the Upper West Side, while Maloney’s district included most of the eastern half of Manhattan. However, separate districts were merged in his May. District reorganization process.
Both Nadler and Maloney have announced that they will run for the newly formed 12th congressional district. Suraj Patel, who challenged Maloney in the last two primaries, also participated in the vote.
Despite their long history, the first fight between Nadler and Maloney was never neighbors.
“He said, ‘Step aside, I’m running.’ And I said, ‘I’m running too. I’m not leaving,'” Maloney said. new york magazine race profile. “He said, ‘I’m going to win.’ I said, ‘I’m going to win.’ We haven’t spoken since then,” she said.
Maloney also fueled rumors that Nadler didn’t serve. Expires if elected And that he’s old and unfit for the office – Nadler’s campaign denies.
Nadler highlighted differences in voting records and said Maloney was “wrong on very big issues” including a “cowardly” vote for the Patriot Act, New York Magazine reported. Jewish faith The centerpiece of his pitch to voters.
Maloney, meanwhile, seeks to put her experience as a woman at the center of politics while touting her record on social issues. This includes abortion, which became a hot topic as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision to nullify her Roe v. Wade.she has been approved It is by prominent lawyer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem.
“You can’t send men to do women’s work,” Maloney said in a recent TV commercial.
Correction: This report has been updated to correctly describe areas in Maloney’s former congressional district.