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

Becker is a cardiologist and Cortlandt town council member.[1]



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

Becker is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 18th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[2]

According to The New York Times,[1] 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.[3] Maloney, unsurprisingly, has gained the endorsement of his former boss, Bill Clinton,[3] 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.[4]

Wrappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander,[5] Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson,[6] and local hero Duane Jackson are also running.[4] Jackson, a street vendor, thwarted a bomb attempt in Times Square.[4]

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.[7]

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