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  •  I'm a Peter King constituent, and I HATE him (3+ / 0-)

    with a serious passion. Drives me absolutely crazy that we're stuck with this racist asshole when there's no reason we couldn't have a decent Democrat, but they never run anyone with a chance of winning.

    However, it is a bit wrong to describe Steve Israel's district as being the wealthy one vs King's as not wealthy--"working class" homes on LI are worth more than $300K, generally, and it will cost you over $400K to get a starter home with kitchen & baths in desperate need of renovation in my neighborhood. Yes, Israel has the wealthiest neighborhoods, but they're small, and there are wealthy neighborhoods all over LI, often on the water. Bay Shore has both public housing and houses worth millions south of Montauk Hwy--it was a resort in the late 19th/early 20th century, it's mentioned in some of the Jeeves stories (when they went to NY to escape Aunt Agatha.) Chas Lindbergh apparently used to stay at my sister's (relatively modest) house for summer weekends back in the day.

    Anyway, what can we do?  Seriously. I'm willing to work to get King out, I'm unemployed & disabled, but once the kid is school I will have free time.

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