Skip to comments.NY- Dem ACKERMAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION EITHER! [UPDATED]
Posted on 03/15/2012 5:10:12 PM PDT by SMGFan
Wow. On the heels of his possible congressional opponent, Rory Lancman, bowing out of a run for Congress, Queens/Long Island Rep. Gary Ackerman is now bowing out too, according to a press release I just got from Ackermans office.
I am told the Queens Dems are meeting tomorrow to nominate congressional candidates, but two people Ive spoken to close to the Queens Dems were unaware of Ackermans retirement.
I also have heard rumors that Rep. Joe Crowley would be interested in this seat, since this would be a favorable district for him, but I have no idea if thats actually part of the equation here.
More to come, but heres the release.
Congressman Ackerman announces he will not seek re-election
U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/L.I.) today announced that he will not seek re-election to the United States Congress.
On the eve of the Federal Circuit Courts approval of Congressional district lines that were seen to be extraordinarily favorable to Ackerman, and with the primary-free backing of the Democratic Party virtually assured, Ackerman has informed his family, staff, friends and party leaders that he will not seek a 16th term of office.
(Excerpt) Read more at cityandstateny.com ...
This election is going result in so many new politicians. Quite a few Republicans and Democrats are not running this time out. I wonder if this is a record.
Ackerman, serving his 14th full term in Congress, represents portions of Queens and Long Island. But, in a redistricting map likely to become law, his district was essentially dismantled and his home was drawn into the same district as Rep. Steve Israel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
I will need to read rollcall and thehill to compare this year to past reapportionment years, but here is a list so far. Plus there are the head to head contests in primary or in November which freepers can read on these sites.
Not that the only ones who aren't retiring are the members of the Black caucus...the new Dem caucus will be heavily dominated by CBC members..many who are cretin...and since the Dems won't eliminate seniority for ranking member slots...GOP should have fun next year...
Wow! He carried a lot of weight in the congress /s ;>)
Not as much as fellow New York Democrat Jerry Nadler!
Jabba had his stomach stapled. Too bad they couldn’t have worked on his brain.
Well another slobbering idiot leaves the scene of the crime.
I’d rather see him run out of town on a rail; but, voluntary retirement will have to do—what an a$$hole.