Cracks in Blue York — GOP Makes City Council Gains
The Republican wing of City Hall may double in size if election results hold.
New York remains a one-party state, but signs of dissent emerge.
Thin red cracks formed in the blue bedrock of the city’s political foundation — not enough to threaten the corruption and cronyism that define New York City governance at present, but promising indicators that could one day shatter its underpinning.
Currently, New York’s City Council, composed of 51 members, has just three Republicans: two from Staten Island’s ruby-red mid-island and South Shore districts (both of which were retained), and one from Queens, encompassing Ozone Park, Howard Beach, and Breezy Point, the legendary “Irish Riviera.” The returns are still preliminary as of this writing, but it appears that the GOP could double the size of its council delegation to six.
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Seth Barron is managing editor of The American Mind. Adapted from City Journal.
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