By Carol Tannenhauser
They couldn’t believe their eyes. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has opened a campaign headquarters across the street from Jerry Nadler’s campaign headquarters on West 72nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, according to City & State.
The two are running against each other for the new district 12 congressional seat on August 23rd.
“Nadler staffers say they can literally see into their rivals’ HQ from theirs,” City & State wrote.
Is it true? We reached out to Maloney’s campaign to find out. We also reached out to Nadler’s campaign, and are waiting for responses.
Actually, the people on top were looking at Manhattanhenge!
Re: “The two are running against each other….”
In the above, “running” is metaphorical, BUT why not make it physical? Since their offices are BOTH on W. 72nd, perhaps they could “run” an actual foot-race on W.72nd!
Could get them LOTS of free publicity for the August vote. Of course, since Rep. Nadler is 75 and Rep. Maloney is 76 perhaps they shouldn’t risk their health. But they could assign their younger staffers to run on their behalf. THAT would be “Must-See-TV”!
love this idea! maybe it could be adopted for other “races”?
Thanks for humour. Nice way to start the weekend. Although Friday is the new mid-weekend in this post-Covid world.
Right now I’m voting for Maloney because the East Side is MUCH cleaner and nicer than the West side, and whatever they are doing to achieve that we need to do too.
When choosing who to vote for, a citizen’s responsibility is to choose a candidate based on how they will perform in office. When people choose candidates for superficial or completely unrelated reasons, we end up with people in office who cause problems. Both of these candidates have a long history in Congress. Look at their records, compare them, and then choose who you think would best represent you. Civics 101. Both are fairly similar, but Nadler has a higher position in leadership.
Maloney and Nadler have nothing to do with the cleanliness or condition of their respective districts. That’s the city’s responsibility not the federal government’s. And what do you mean by “nicer”?
Congressional Representatives, like Ms. Maloney or Mr. Nadler, have NOTHING to do with neighborhood issues like clean streets!
That is the responsibility of elected NYC officials, from mayors to city council members to community board members.
U.S. Senator D’Amato violated that concept, earning him the pejorative nick-name “Senator Pothole”.
Cuomo’s legacy lives on: Appointing Judges who leave it up to some right wing judge from Steuben County (???) to redraw the congressional districts. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out DiFiore .
Readers should read Josh’s comment below. It is salient. I would simply add that, in comparing their two voting records, one vote stands out for me. Nadler was one of only six House members to vote Against the Patriot Act. Maloney voted for it. I am also uncertain whether she voted for or against the 2002 Authorization to Use military Force in Iraq. I do know that Nadler voted against it. Finally, throughout their respective careers, Maloney has relied far more on big donors than Nadler has. And who can forget Nadler’s critical roles in both the Mueller investigation and the Trump impeachments.
On all other issues (climate change, women’s rights, LGBTQIA, guns, etc., etc.), Nadler and Maloney have an extremely similar voting record. So for me, it is Nadler by more than just a hair.