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  •  That's strange that an urban area (0+ / 0-)

    like Staten is so Republican. And Brooklyn is becoming more Republican? They must be nearly the last competitive urban areas in the country for Republicans. Seems like any seats there would be very winnable for Democrats.

    •  Staten Island (0+ / 0-)

      Has been a Republican strong-hold for as long as I can remember.  A lot of the residents on the South Shore are registered Dems but vote Republican.  The North Shore is Democratic and Mid Island you have pockets of both.  There are many reasons why and it would take me an hour at the minimum to give you those reasons.  As for Brooklyn, it's still Democratic but there are areas that are more becoming more Republican (witness Republican Bob Turner being elected to fill Anthony Weiner's seat when he resigned).  This started when many Eastern Europeans moved in and the neighborhoods began to change.  There are several reasons for this also.   Additionally, there are some like the Orthodox community that have recently started voting Republican when gay marriage passed.  

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

      by Rosalie907 on Tue May 21, 2013 at 01:41:46 AM PDT

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