Gerald Nadler, Democratic candidate for New York’s 12th Congressional District, campaigns at the Greenmarket on 79th St. in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, DNY.
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Rep. Jerry Nadler will defeat his colleague Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a messy House primary that locked longtime New York Democrats in a battle for the heart of Manhattan, NBC News predicts.
The two legislators were pitted against each other as the redrawn district map prompted a race for a seat in Congress.
Nadler, 75, and Maloney, 76, have represented adjacent parts of the island for nearly three decades. Both hold powerful seats in Congress: Nadler chairs the House Judiciary Committee, Maloney leads the House Oversight Committee.
Nadler’s congressional district covered the Upper West Side, while Maloney’s covered much of Manhattan’s East Side. But their separate districts were merged in May in a confusing and highly controversial result redistribution process.
Both Nadler and Maloney announced they are running for the newly created 12th Congressional District. Suraj Patel, who challenged Maloney in the previous two primaries, was also on the ballot.
Despite their long history, the primary feud between Nadler and Maloney is anything but neighborly.
“Stand aside, I’m running,” he said. I said, ‘Well, I’m running too, I’m not quitting,'” Maloney said in a whisper. New York magazine Race Profile. “I will win,” he said. I will win.’ We didn’t speak after that,” he said.
Maloney also spread rumors that Nadler would not serve him Full term if elected And he is aging and unfit for office — allegations Nadler’s campaign has denied.
Nadler highlighted the differences in their voting records, saying Maloney was “wrong on pretty big things,” including his “cowardly” vote for the Patriot Act, New York Magazine reported. Nadler has also set his record Jewish faith The centerpiece of his pitch to voters.
Maloney, meanwhile, has tried to focus on her experiences as a woman in politics, while touting her record on social issues — including abortion, Roe v. An exciting topic in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision on Wade. She was approved By famed lawyer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem.
“You can’t send a man to do a woman’s job,” Maloney said in a recent TV ad.
Correction: This report has been updated to correctly describe part of Maloney’s former congressional district.