In New York, Democrats clash over identity in bitter primary season

In New York, Democrats Clash Over Identity In Bitter Primary Season - K3Zplsqxmmi63Omywkvwr5Mena

After a Democratic plan to redraw the congressional map backfired, fierce infighting erupted, including in a Manhattan race pitting two titans of the House against each other

Updated August 19, 2022 at 4:16 p.m. EDT|Published August 19, 2022 at 6:00 a.m. EDT

House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) arrives during a campaign stop at Zabar’s in New York on Aug. 6. (Jeenah Moon/For The Washington Post)Comment on this story


NEW YORK — Standing in a suit and tie under the blazing midmorning sun one recent Saturday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler spent an hour greeting voters. A political fixture of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Nadler, 75, is fighting to prove his decades of on-the-job experience and ties to the neighborhood’s Jewish community make him the best choice to meet this political moment.

The next morning, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, 76, wove through two sidewalk farmers markets carrying a binder with 50 typed pages of her accomplishments and endorsements…

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