There’s a Bunch of Elections Thursday, Which Ones Should You Care About?

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A map of New York City’s State Senate districts.

It’s Election Day in New York next Thursday! But instead of a titanic battle between ideologies–your Mitt Romneys vs. Barack Obamas, if you will–the options on the ballot will be little-noticed state legislative contests between candidates of the same party, often with few policy differences.

However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting races happening. From “Who Gets Arrested for Raping a Grandmother?” to “Assemblywoman Caught Up in Sex Scandal with Two Young Men,” there’s been no shortage of nasty drama and mud slinging as voters head to the polls.

Here’s a breakdown of who’s running and why it might matter who wins. The list below focuses on Democratic races because the few Republican primaries in this staunchly blue city tend to have clear favorites or are taking place in such Democratic territory that the victor is reasonably likely to be irrelevant. Continue reading “There’s a Bunch of Elections Thursday, Which Ones Should You Care About?”

Nick Perry Challenger to Formally Announce Tonight

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Terry Hinds (Photo: Facebook)

Terry Hinds, an attorney and chair of Community Board 17, will officially declared his candidacy for the State Assembly on Brooklyn45 tonight, an email advertising the television program excitedly announced earlier this evening. Mr. Hinds also confirmed his intentions over Twitter.

The opponent he’s seeking to unseat is veteran Assemblyman Nick Perry, who’s served in his Central Brooklyn Assembly district for almost two decades. It’s not  immediately clear what his campaign platform will be, but the Brooklyn45 email says he will discuss “why he is challenging the incumbent and about some of the needs of the community that he will focus on meeting when he is elected.”

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