New York City's
U.S. Congressional Delegation

New York City is represented by fourteen U.S. Congressional Delegates.

A full list of candidates for Congress in New York City.

District 5
Incumbent Gary Ackerman (Dem/WF/Ind) faces challenges from Stephen Graves (Rep/Con) and Gonzalo Policarpio (Fair Immigration) on the North Shore of Queens and Long Island.

District 6
Incument Gregory Meeks has no challengers in the Eastern Edge of Queens, parts of southeast Queens and some neighborhoods in southern Queens.

District 7
Incumbent Joseph Crowley (Dem/WF) is being challenged by Joseph Cinquemain (Rep/Con) in a district that includes Co-Op City, Soundview, Pelham Parkway, Morris Park, Parkchester, and Throggs Neck in the Bronx, as well as Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, Elmhurst and College Point in Queens.

District 8
Incumbent Jerrold Nadler (Dem/WF) faces off against Peter Hort (Rep/Ind/Con) in a district that includes most of Manhattan's Upper West Side, and continues south to include most parts of Clinton, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, and Downtown Manhattan. In Brooklyn, the 8th District includes parts of Boro Park, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, and Gravesend.

District 9
Incumbent Anthony Weiner (Dem/WF) is being challenged by Gerard Cronin (Rep/Ind/Con) in a district that includes Kew Gardens, Forrest Hills, Middle Village, and Rego Park in Queens and Sheepshead Bay, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Manhattan Beach, Rockaway Park, Breezy Point and Belle Harbour in Brooklyn.

District 10
Incumbent Edolphus Towns (Dem/WF) faces Mariana Blume (Con) Harvey Clarke (Rep) in a district that includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Heights, Jamaica Bay, East New York, Carnsie and Brownsville.

District 11
Incumbent Major Owens (Dem/WF) has two challengers - Sol Lieberman (Con) and Lorraine Stevens (Ind) in downtown Brooklyn, Eastern Parkway, Grand Army plaza, Prospect Park, Park Slope and Crown Heights.

District 12
Incumbent Nydia Velazquez (Dem/WF) faces Paul Rodriguez (Rep/Con) in Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Willamsburg, Bushwick, Sunset Park, Ridgewood, and parts of the Lower East Side.

District 13
Incumbent Vito Fossella (Rep/Con) faces Frank Barbaro (Dem/Ind/WF) in 13th Congressional District which comprises all of Staten Island and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Gravesend.

District 14
Incumbent Carolyn Maloney (Dem/Ind/WF) is being challenged by Anton Srdanovic (Rep/Con) in the 14th Congressional District includes most of the East Side, Astoria and Long Island City, Queens.

District 15
Incumbent Charles Rangel (Dem/WF) faces Jessie Fields (Ind) and Kenneth Jefferson, Jr. (Rep) in Upper Manhattan north from East 96th Street and West 91st Street. Outside the borough of Manhattan, the district includes a small area of the Bronx, as well as Rikers Island.

District 16
Incumbent Jose Serrano (Dem/WF) faces Ali Mohamed (Rep/Con) in South Bronx.

District 17
Incumbent Eliot Engel (Dem/WF) faces Kevin Brawley (Con) and Matthew Brennan (Rep) in the Bronx, Westchester, and Rockland Counties.

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Presidential debates

President Bush and Senator John Kerry had a series of 90-minute debates:

Thursday, Sep. 30: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Theme: Foreign policy and homeland security.
Moderator: Jim Lehrer, PBS
Transcript of debate

Friday, Oct. 8: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., no subject restrictions.
Moderator: Charles Gibson, ABC
Transcript of debate

Wednesday, Oct. 13: Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. Theme: domestic and economic policy.
Moderator: Bob Scheiffer, CBS
Transcript of debate

Video of debate.

Vice Presidential debates

Tuesday, Oct. 5: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Theme: No limits on topics.
Moderator: Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"
Transcript of debate

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