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Tue May 5, 2015, 10:54 PM

 

Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat

Source: silive.com

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Republican District Attorney Daniel Donovan has won Tuesday's special election and is going to be Staten Island's new congressman.

Donovan vied with Democratic Councilman Vincent Gentile and Green Party candidate James Lane for the seat.

The final tally for the election is not yet available, but the Donovan camp declared him the winner of the special election on Tuesday night. The DA celebrated with supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield.

Donovan was long considered the front-runner in the race, as he is a well-liked Republican in a conservative-leaning borough of Staten Island that makes up about three-quarters of the 11th Congressional District.

Read more: http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/dan_donovan_wins_race_is_elect.html



Unreal. The DA who failed to prosecute the cop that killed Eric Garner now goes to Congress?

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Reply Staten Island special election 2015: Dan Donovan wins Congress seat (Original post)
Reter May 2015 OP
RoccoR5955 May 2015 #1
Reter May 2015 #3
Jim Lane May 2015 #2
heaven05 May 2015 #4
hrmjustin May 2015 #5

Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:08 PM

1. Another dirt bag elected.

 

He belongs in jail, for not prosecuting the cop who murdered Garner.

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Response to RoccoR5955 (Reply #1)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:50 AM

3. Absolutely

 

n/t

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2015, 11:15 PM

2. Unfortunately, Eric Garner mattered less than the demographics

 

As your excerpt notes, the district is mostly Staten Island. Staten Island is as insular in the metaphoric sense as it is geographically. Regardless of party, regardless of murdered unarmed black men, a fair number of those voters won't vote for a candidate from the Brooklyn part of the district, as Gentile is.

Incidentally, the third candidate in the race was a New York Green Party activist named James Lane. I'm a New York Sierra Club volunteer named James Lane. This has led at least one person to think that I was running, but I was not. We are two different people. I regard the Green Party as a thoroughly noodle-brained enterprise, which is why I go out of my way to disavow any association with it.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 09:25 AM

4. well, Staten Island

 

says it all about the " conservative leaning" voters who put this dirt bag in......amazes me how racist people really are in this country. Not.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 10:07 AM

5. My district and I am heartbroken.

 

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