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Hakeem Jeffries In The 8th Congressional District

The Jewish Press endorses Hakeem Jeffries in the June 26 Democratic primary for the 8th Congressional District. In Brooklyn the district consists of Fort Green, Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York, Canarsie, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Marine Park, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate and Manhattan Beach. In Queens the district includes Ozone Park and Howard Beach.

In his interview with The Jewish Press, Mr. Jeffries displayed a keen understanding of our community’s issues. (Please see page 30 for a full report of Mr. Jeffries’s views.)

Mr. Jeffries impresses as someone who is sensitive to our community’s interests and will work to accommodate them as he goes about representing the interests of all his constituents.

It should be noted that while Mr. Jeffries deserves our support based on his positions on the issues alone, an added reason to support him is that his opponent, Charles Barron, has stood out among local elected officials with his mindless racial and religious verbal assaults.

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