Rice leads Blakeman in polls for 4th District

Residents of the 4th Congressional District are set to get their first new representative since 1996. The race to represent the Nassau district pits District Attorney Kathleen Rice against former county

News 12 Staff

Oct 22, 2014, 2:08 AM

Updated 3,502 days ago

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Rice leads Blakeman in polls for 4th District
Residents of the 4th Congressional District are set to get their first new representative since 1996.
The race to represent the Nassau district pits District Attorney Kathleen Rice against former county legislative leader Bruce Blakeman.
Rice leads in the polls and in the war chest. She is hoping her stance as a politically independent problem solver will thrust her into office.
"I get things done. I know how to reach across the aisle. And that's what I think people want," Rice told News 12. "They want someone who's going to go to Washington and put partisan politics aside."
Republican candidate Blakeman, of Oceanside, has an uphill battle, but remains upbeat. He's banking on anti-President Obama sentiment to put him over the top.
"Basically, people want a change in Obama's policies. People are on our side of the issues," said Blakeman.
Current Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D - Mineola) was first elected to Congress in 1996. She's not seeking re-election.
 


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