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:: ''See also: [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
  
Jackson is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. He is seeking Democratic Party ticket. He is opposed in the primary by [[Rich Becker]], [[Matt Alexander]], [[Tom Wilson]], and [[Sean Maloney]]. The general election is November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref>
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Jackson is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012|18th District]]. He is seeking Democratic Party ticket. He is opposed in the primary by [[Rich Becker]], [[Matt Alexander]], [[Tom Wilson]], and [[Sean Maloney]] in the June 26 Democratic primary.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref>
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According to ''The New York Times'', cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member<ref name="som">[http://somers.dailyvoice.com/politics/ny-times-endorses-becker-democratic-primary ''Somers Daily Voice'' "New York Times Endorses Becker In Democratic Primary," June 19, 2012]</ref> [[Rich Becker]] and former Bill Clinton aide [[Sean Maloney]] are the frontrunners. The ''Times'' has endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of [[Eliot Spitzer]].<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/opinion/primary-day-is-june-26.html ''New York Times'' "Primary Day Is June 26," June 15, 2012]</ref> Maloney, unsurprisingly, has gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,<ref name="nyt"/> along with the nod from major unions in the state. The New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO, and some large SEIU locals.<ref name="pol">[http://politicker.com/2012/06/sean-patrick-maloney-rolling-up-labor-support/ ''Policker'' "Sean Patrick Maloney Rolling Up Labor Support," June 8, 2012]</ref>
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Wrappinger Falls Mayor [[Matt Alexander]],<ref>[http://www.politickerny.com/2011/11/10/hayworth-opponent-officially-declares-campaign/ ''PolitickerNY'' "Hayworth opponent officially declares campaign," November 10, 2011]</ref> Tuxedo Park Mayor [[Tom Wilson]],<ref>[http://wilson19.com/archives/456 ''Tom Wilson campaign site'' "Wilson announces campaign for New York's 19th congressional district," January 17, 2012]</ref> and local hero [[Duane Jackson]] are also running.<ref name="pol"/> Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.<ref name="pol"/>
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Maloney stresses his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates -- the funding, he says, will be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, says that money will pour in to whoever opposes Hayworth.<ref name="ny">[http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/empire/2012/jun/19/hudson-valley-dems-crowd-primary-challenge-freshman-hayworth/ ''WNYC'' "In Hudson Valley, Dems Crowd Primary to Challenge Freshman Hayworth," June 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Recent news==

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Duane Jackson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 18
PartyDemocratic
Duane Jackson is a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 18th Congressional District of New York.

Jackson is a U.S. Navy veteran who worked in city planning for 15 years before pursuing street vending. One day in 2010, the vendor spotted a smoking SUV. He called the police, and in doing so, thwarted a bomb plot in Times Square.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 18th congressional district elections, 2012

Jackson is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 18th District. He is seeking Democratic Party ticket. He is opposed in the primary by Rich Becker, Matt Alexander, Tom Wilson, and Sean Maloney in the June 26 Democratic primary.[2]

According to The New York Times, cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member[3] Rich Becker and former Bill Clinton aide Sean Maloney are the frontrunners. The Times has endorsed Becker, based on the paper's concerns about Maloney's handling of an investigation of Eliot Spitzer.[4] Maloney, unsurprisingly, has gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,[4] along with the nod from major unions in the state. The New York State United Teachers, the state AFL-CIO, and some large SEIU locals.[5]

Wrappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander,[6] Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson,[7] and local hero Duane Jackson are also running.[5] Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.[5]

Maloney stresses his endorsements, as well as his fundraising advantage over the rest of the Democratic candidates -- the funding, he says, will be necessary to unseat Hayworth in the general. Alexander, on the other hand, says that money will pour in to whoever opposes Hayworth.[8]

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