Turnout is expected to be low for tomorrow’s Democratic Primary in Brooklyn, but there are a couple of very important Congressional races that particularly deserve people’s attention. In the 8th District, the big race is between Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Barron to succeed 30-year incumbent Ed Towns. If you’ve been living under a rock, this story in the Brooklyn Paper should help bring you up to speed on the difference between the two. Meanwhile, both The Observer and Daily News have vociferously weighed in in favor of Jeffries, highlighting Barron’s divisive rhetoric and governing style; pretty much every Democratic politician of note has backed Jeffries over the David Duke-endorsed Barron as well, except for Towns himself. Meanwhile, further north in the 7th District, incumbent Nydia Velázquez is trying to fend off challenges from three opponents, including one backed by party boss Vito Lopez. Read more about it on WNYC’s Empire blog.
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