NYT editorial board endorses Nadler, Maloney and Goldman in controversial primaries

The New York Times editorial board made three endorsements in the controversial House primaries in New York on Saturday.

The editorial board said it would support Rep. Jerry Nadler (DN.Y.) in the 12th congressional district, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (DN.Y.) in the 17th congressional district and former federal prosecutor Dan Goldman for the 10th congressional district. headquarters.

The editorial board endorsed Nadler over Rep. Carolyn Maloney (DN.Y.), who is also vying for the 12th congressional district seat after the state implemented new congressional maps this year that have created several member-to-member primaries.

The newspaper cited Nadler’s vote against the Patriot Act and the Iraq War in addition to his support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal among his reasons for supporting it. They noted that Maloney did not support the 2015 deal but supported the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq.

“Ms. Maloney was also first elected to Congress in 1992, and she has also served her district well. Her efforts to curb predatory credit card practices have resulted in important consumer protections, and her contribution perhaps most significant is the tireless work on behalf of 9/11 survivors who fell ill with conditions linked to the attacks. Ms. Maloney, however, has a disturbing history of promoting misinformation linking vaccines to autism” , said the editorial board.

Nadler touted the Times editorial board’s endorsement on Twitter.

“I am deeply proud to have won the @NYTimes endorsement (my hometown newspaper!) in the race for #NY12. I’ve always been a fighter for New Yorkers – and you better believe I’m just getting started,” he said. said.

The Times also backed Maloney over State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D), who are both vying for the Democratic nomination in the 10th congressional district.

Maloney, the chairman of the House Democrats’ campaign arm, scored another victory earlier this week when former President Clinton announced his endorsement.

Meanwhile, Biaggi has received endorsements from several prominent Democrats and progressive groups, including the Working Families Party and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.).

Still, the editorial board noted that it gave them “pause” to see the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) involved in efforts to boost a Trump-backed candidate in a Michigan primary who was running against Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Mich.), one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the former president.

The DCCC’s involvement in the primary was seen as a strategy to help boost the Democratic nominee on the assumption that the Trump-backed nominee would be viewed as less desirable among voters, but some Republicans criticized the move.

Meanwhile, the editorial board also endorsed Goldman over Rep. Mondaire Jones (DN.Y.) in the 10th congressional district. Jones, who serves in the 17th congressional district, chose to run in the 10th in an effort to avoid a messy incumbent primary against Maloney.

“Those who have worked with Mr. Goldman behind the scenes describe him as diligent and prepared and a person of integrity. Through his work on the impeachment trial, he already has a close working relationship in Washington — an advantage that should help him tackle the issues most important to New Yorkers, even as a new member of Congress. This includes the right to abortion, which he has made clear he will defend with passion,” the editorial board wrote.

The Times editorial board announcement was also touted by Goldman’s campaign on Twitter.

“This is a five-alarm fire and the NYT knows Dan Goldman is the obvious choice at NY10. 10 Days,” the campaign tweeted.

The New York House primaries are scheduled for August 23.

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