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  •  It is a shame the Democrats didn't control (7+ / 0-)

    the trifecta. They could have easily made NY-13 more Democratic by having it go into Manhattan instead of Bay Ridge. And they could have gotten rid of Peter King's NY-3 by adding in Queens precincts.

    •  Indeed a shame (0+ / 0-)

      If we just held Thompson's district (which actually might have voted for Cuomo in Erie!!), we would have been able to eliminate all but two or three Republicans safely. FWIW, I don't think King would be super easy to eliminate, as he holds a ton of Republican territory in middle Nassau that is trending against Democrats. Also, losing Bay Ridge in NY-13 would definitely help, but a Manhattan-to-Staten Island district would be tricky (but not impossible) because SI is not too fond of Nadler for some toll issue (I believe, correct me if I'm wrong). I think it's more prudent to give more Democratic minority areas of Brooklyn and have Clarke or Towns absorb heavily conservative Bay Ridge and surrounding areas.

      NY-14, DC-AL (College), Former SSPer and incredibly distraught Mets fan.

      by nycyoungin on Wed May 25, 2011 at 03:42:36 PM PDT

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    •  yes it is (0+ / 0-)

      But I'm convinced that any "fair" map of NY will trend Democratic over time. That's why I'm against any more Republican vote sinks.

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