In a home race with big names, 2 women with local ties rise


“I’m so disappointed in her,” Ms. Chin said of Ms. Niou.

“Normally I would support an Asian woman, we need more representation, but in this case,” Ms Chin said, trailing off.

Ms. Rivera has also backed a bid to enable greater density, including affordable housing, in Manhattan’s SoHo and NoHo neighborhoods, a move Ms. Niou says she has doubts about.

This year’s unusually messy redistricting process fundamentally reshaped the 10th District. Where the neighborhood once stretched from Manhattan’s Upper West Side to Bensonhurst Brooklyn, the new map makes it more compact, encompassing only Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn’s northwest neighborhoods.

Jerry Nadler, the congressman now representing the district, opted to run in the 12th District against longtime colleague Rep. Carolyn Maloney after his Upper West Side home base was moved there. . The result was a rare open seat in the heart of New York and a political gold rush that attracted a dozen candidates, including Mr Jones, the congressman who currently represents Rockland County and parts of Westchester .

Mr. Jones and Mr. Goldman are by far the best-endowed candidates in the race. At the end of June, Mr. Jones had $2.8 million to spend. Mr Goldman had $1 million, although he also has a large pool of personal wealth to draw from and told NY1 he intended to use it. He has up to $253 million in personal wealth, according to Bloomberg News.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I have had, and that is why I have dedicated my life to public service,” Goldman said in a statement. “I am running for Congress to continue this service, to build a better future for all of our children, and to give everyone the opportunity to succeed.”

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