The New York Times is out with its endorsements in the September 14th Democratic Primary. Rep. Carolyn Maloney gets the nod over challenger Reshma Saujani in the 14th Congressional District (which includes part of the LES):
In this Manhattan and Queens district, Ms. Maloney, who has served nine terms in the House, is facing a challenge from Reshma Saujani, an impressive and energetic young lawyer of Indian descent who argues that New York needs the voice of a new generation and a new slice of the city’s ethnic pie. It is a bitter campaign with unpleasant charges from both sides. The two candidates should do a lot better for voters than snipe at each other.
But when the static has cleared, we see no good reason to discard Ms. Maloney. She has been a stalwart in fighting for women’s rights, financial reform, health care for workers at ground zero and better protections for credit card users. Ms. Saujani agrees with Ms. Maloney on these issues, but Ms. Maloney has already acted on them in Congress, at considerable political risk.
We endorse Carolyn Maloney for re-election in the 14th Congressional District.