Southern Brooklyn

Reminder: Congressional Candidates Night Is Wednesday, 8 P.M.


Just a reminder that tomorrow is one of the few opportunities local residents will have to meet, greet and ask questions of the two leading candidates for the 9th Congressional District, recently vacated by Anthony Weiner.

It will be an orderly town hall-style evening, in which residents can pose questions of concern to the community to GOP candidate Bob Turner and Democratic candidate David Weprin. Although the event is organized by the Manhattan Beach Community Group, the civic tells us that it’s open to all residents of Southern Brooklyn. Several other groups, including the Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association and the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association, are expected to attend, as are residents from all around.

The event will be Wednesday night, August 31, at 8 p.m. in P.S. 195 (131 Irwin Street).

The special election is September 13, and it looks like an increasingly close race, with Bob Turner currently leading in the Brooklyn portion of the district, and David Weprin just barely winning the entire district as a whole.

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  1. So is anyone planning to ask about what they’ll do in Congress regarding job creation?

    I hope this town hall doesn’t inadvertently get taken over by idiots asking irrelevant questions about whether the candidates believe that President Obama is a Nazi socialist Muslim.

  2. Nazi, socialist and Muslim are three generally not compatible belief systems.  I am sure he is one of the three.

  3. The MBCG invites all our neighbors and friends in Sheepshead Bay to attend this Town Hall Meeting. We are working very hard to make the format fair to both candidates and the questions from the community heard.
    Just as we want to get to know both candidates we want them to get to know south Brooklyn. We want to educate both men from Queens what our concerns and needs are.
    Please attend and join us in celebrating democracy.
    The election is in two weeks and this is probably our only chance to see and hear the candidates in person. Both of them have confirmed that they will be there. Hope you are there also.


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