As predicted in the New York Post last week, New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres has indeed announced his intention to challenge veteran Rep. Jose Serrano (D-Bronx) in next year’s Democratic primary. This, like other budding New York City Democratic primary challenges, must be taken seriously. NY-15 is one of the safest Democratic districts in the country.
Mr. Serrano, 75 years of age, was first elected to the House in 1990, after serving in the NY state Assembly since 1975. The Congressman has averaged 91.6% of the general election vote since the districts were re-drawn in 2011. President Trump managed to draw just 4.9% here in the 2016 national election. Rep. Serrano was last challenged in the Democratic primary in 2016 when he received 89.2% of the vote. Mr. Torres, 31, was first elected to the City Council in 2013.
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