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In the 35th District: Letitia James steamrolls Yards-loving foe

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Letitia James* 7,479 (81.2 percent)
Delia Hunley-Adossa 1,275 (13.9 percent)

Medhanie Estiphanos 460 (5 percent)

35th Council District covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

The popular incumbent James fended off a challenge from Hunley-Adossa that turned out to be mostly a financial one. Backed by construction union workers thanks to her support for the Atlantic Yards mega-project, Hunley-Adossa was able to raise more money than the incumbent — a rarety in New York.

But her inaccessability, plus her poor performance in a Community Newspaper Group-sponsored debate, hurt her ability to capitalize on her funding.

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happyleader from Manhattan says:
Congratulations to Ms. James! The ONLY one with the courage to stand up and oppose two disgraces: Term Limits and Atlantic Yards. Maybe, finally, the voters are recognizing who truly represents them.
Sept. 16, 2009, 3:13 am
Sound Girl from Prospect Heights says:
Ms James deserved this win. Ms. Hundley and her entire campain colglomerates were repulsivley rude, and disrespectful. I am so glad COUNCILWOMAN Letitia James beat her opposition, they had it coming one way or another.
Sept. 16, 2009, 9:23 am
Paul from Park Slope says:
DHA had absolutely NOTHING going for her except union and construction money! She shouldn't even have been on the ballot since she's contractually obligated to represent Ratner's interests first. Even lobbyists have to break with their clients before running, but not this bad joke!

Good for Tish, and for us!
Sept. 16, 2009, 9:37 am
Alphonso from Adelphi Street says:
Spot on re term limits. Rabid anti-ratnerism, not so much.
Sept. 16, 2009, 12:39 pm
sam from downtown says:
opposing AY is not "rabid-anti-ratnerism"
Sept. 17, 2009, 12:36 am

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