New York Candidates for Senate and Congress NY 2012
New York Candidates Election for Senator and Congressional Races
Election Race for New York U.S. Senator:
Chuck Schumer (D) - 2016
New York Candidates for US Congress from NY
Candidates for Congress from New York or listed below for the new districts of 2012.
The redistricting of Congressional districts from NY is certain to cause some shake up in the political make up. Congressman Bob Turner was literally eliminated by the Legislature. However the new make up is expected to basically reflect traditions of the past.
History of New York - Information that every New York Senatorial and Congressional Candidate Should Know
The area that would eventually encompass modern day New York City was inhabited by various Algonquian speaking tribes of Native Americans. Among these tribes were various bands of the Unami, a subgroup of the Lenape. According to Lenape tradition they had lived in the area for thousands of years and were known as the "grandfather tribe". Among the bands of the Lenape that lived in the present city region were the Raritan in Staten Island and New Jersey, the Canarsie in Brooklyn, and the Hackensack in New Jersey across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan. Other tribes present in the region were various groups of Alonquians on Long Island collectively referred to as the Metoac. The Manhattas, a band of the Wappinger tribe, had various seasonal settlements on Manhattan island. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand a New York Democrat has served.
These tribes all made use of the abundant waterways in the New York City region for fishing, hunting trips, trade amongst themselves and occasionally war. A reminder of their presence in the New York City region is evidenced by various place names such as Raritan Bay and Canarsie, Brooklyn. Many former indian paths are today main thouroughfares such as Broadway in Manhattan. They developed sophisticated techniques of hunting and managing their resources. By the time of the arrival of Europeans, the Lenape were cultivating fields of vegetation through the slash and burn technique, which extended the productive life of planted fields. They also harvested vast quantities of fish and shellfish from the bay.It has been estimated that at the time of European settlement there were approximately 15,000 Lenape total in approximately 80 settlement sites around the region.European settlement began with the founding of a Dutch fur trading settlement in Lower Manhattan in 1613 later called New Amsterdam in the southern tip of Manhattan in 1625.Soon thereafter, most likely in 1626, construction of Fort Amsterdam began. Senatorial and Congressional Candidate should know their history.
Willem Kieft became director general in 1638, but five years later was embroiled in Kieft's War against the Native Americans. The Pavonia Massacre, across the Hudson River in present day Jersey City resulted in the death of eighty natives in February 1643. Following the massacre, eleven Algonquian tribes joined forces and nearly defeated the Dutch. Holland sent additional forces to the aid of Kieft, leading to the overwhelming defeat of the Native Americans, and a peace treaty on August 29, 1645.
New York Candidates for Congress 2012
Wendy Long, Conservative lawyer and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and U.S. Rep. Bob Turner won enough votes at Friday's Republican convention in Rochester to make the June 26 primary ballot. Wendy Long is an attorney who never held elective office. She won more than 47 percent of the vote. Turner and Maragos had 25 and 27 percent of the vote, respectively.
The Senate race was unexpectedly scrambled Tuesday when Bob Turner, facing likely elimination of his New York City congressional district, belatedly announced a run.
Bob Turner focused on his upset win for Congress in a September special election — filling the 9th District seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned after he admitted he sent women lewd text messages and photos of himself — and said he could do it again statewide.
He told delegates that people in the media and the fundraising business know who he is and that he has credibility with the Jewish community. He said he can raise the $15 million or more the race would require.
"This seat is not considered even in play. I'll put it in play," Turner said. "And with the money we can raise, the excitement we can get, we will divert a great deal of attention here."
Wendy Long, 51, was formerly counsel for the conservative advocacy group now known as the Judicial Crisis Network. Long said New York needs an independent senator and called Gillibrand little more than a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and Sen. Charles Schumer.
"Senator Gillibrand has said she wants to see more women in politics. I say let's give her what's she's asking for," Long told delegates.
Maragos, 62, is a Long Island resident who founded a financial technology firm before scoring an upset win in 2009 to become Nassau County comptroller. He played up his humble, immigrant roots and claimed that Gillibrand was not working to protect the financial sector and other industries important in New York.
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