Jeffries Trounces Anti-Israel Candidate in Dem. Primary
10:49 PM, Jun 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Democrats in New York's Eighth Congressional District are projected to overwhelmingly choose Hakeem Jeffries over controversial city councilman Charles Barron in Tuesday's primary. So far, Jeffries has won 74 percent of the vote with 49 percent of precincts reporting, while Barron has received support from only 26 percent.
Barron, who had the endorsement of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, also earned condemnation from a number of New York Democrats, including former mayor Ed Koch and congressmen Steve Israel and Jerrold Nadler, for his history of anti-Israel and racist comments.
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