U.S. Congressional District 8

The 8th Congressional District 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.

Jerrold Nadler (Dem/WF)

Commentary by Jerold Nadler:
Bush Housing Policies Lack "Family Values" (8/09/04)

Peter Hort (Rep/Ind/Con)

Commentary by Peter Hort:
A Time for Ideas (10/25/04)

Campaign Trail:

Although he is facing a popular incumbent in Jerrold Nadler in next week's congressional election, political newcomer Peter Hort said he is hopeful about his chances. Nadler, a Democrat, has been active on issues ranging from the environment to health care and has a high profile among voters in his district. Hort professed to be unworried. He is running on a platform of a mix of national and local issues. He argued in a recent interview that Nadler has not done a good enough job in making sure the federal government protects air quality in Lower Manhattan in the wake of the World Trade Center disaster. Hort, a Tribeca resident who worked in the publishing industry before taking on the campaign full time, said he would succeed where other challengers to Nadler's post have failed because he is a more credible candidate than his predecessors. (Downtown Express)

Hort, the Republican Party candidate up against Democrat Jerold Nadler in U.S. Congressional District 8 is running a generic campaign in which his literature omits his party affiliation and bills himself as "socially progressive, fiscally conservative." (Newsday)

Peter Hort was scheduled to join his GOP colleagues yesterday inside the Garden. But until then, he spent most of his time outside, facing jeers from protesters who he has been trying to convert to his cause in attempting to oust Democrat Jerrold Nadler in the 8th Congressional District. Nadler, a six-term incumbent, is considered one of the more liberal members of Congress, and his West Side constituents are considered the most liberal of New Yorkers. (Newsday)


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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

Live TV coverage: C-SPAN and C-SPAN2, ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel

Official debate site: www.debates.org

Critique of Commission on Presidential Debates: www.debate.org


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