City Councilman Charles Barron has to be pretty pleased with the Congressional maps that a judge drew this morning.
The new map draws the Assembly seat of Hakeem Jeffries out of the district, removing the base of one of Mr. Barron’s rivals for the seat now held by Congressman Ed Towns, and also eliminates some white gentrifying areas of the district that could have been Mr. Jeffries’ strength.
In an interview, however, Mr. Barron kept up the basic line he has been repeating for months–that he is the best positioned to take on Mr. Towns. Read More