New York politics

Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney to Face Off in Blockbuster Manhattan Primary

Nadler and Maloney will face off in the newly drawn NY-12; Maloney currently represents what is now the 12th District

Carolyn B. Maloney (left) and Jerry Nadler (right)
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Manhattan Reps. Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney, both Congressional stalwarts for a generation, will face each other in a Democratic primary this summer after redrawn maps put the two in the same district.

Nadler has been in Congress since 1992, and currently represents the 10th District; Maloney has served since 1993 and is the incumbent in the 12th District.

The state's congressional primary is expected Aug. 23. It was postponed after a judge threw out maps drawn by a redistricting commission and assigned the task to a special master.

A draft of that special master's maps came out Monday morning, showing Nadler and Maloney might be pitted against each other. The new 12th district spans essentially the middle third of Manhattan.

Nadler is the chair of the House Judiciary Committee and Maloney the chair of the House Oversight Committee, making them two of the most powerful members of Congress.

Nadler and Maloney aren't the only incumbents with a sudden primary problem thanks to the new maps. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, currently represents the 18th District but said he would run in the 17th in the new maps.

That would potentially line him up for a primary challenge against Rep. Mondaire Jones, who currently represents the district.

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