Strap yourself in, folks, and try to follow this.
Joe Carvin announces today he’s running for Nita Lowey’s seat in Congress.
This is the Rye Town Supervisor that originally announced he would run for Senate against Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand.
Then on March 16, the day of the Republican convention in Rochester, he announced that he was bowing out of the race for U.S. Senator.
Wednesday, Mar. 21, Republican candidate Mark Rosen dropped out of the race and endorsed his friend Carvin.
Rosen dropped out of the race because a magistrate judge redrew the district lines, and Larchmont, where he lives, and much of the Sound Shore, was drawn out of the district in which he intended to run. Harrison and Rye Town remain in the District, as doe Rye Brook, where Carvin lives.
The new Congressional districting reduces New York’s congressional districts from 29 to 27, combines the southern portion of Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel’s 17th District (Mt. Vernon and Yonkers) and the southern portion of Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey’s 18th District (the Sound Shore area) to form the state’s new 16th District.
photo: Town of Rye