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Carl Kruger’s State Senate Seat Has an Expiration Date, But No Winner


A special election in southern Brooklyn last night to replace State Senator Carl Kruger, who resigned in December amid corruption charges, is still unresolved, with both sides declaring victory. Young Republican David Storobin has a 120-vote lead over city councilman Lewis Fidler, according to unofficial results, but more than 700 ballots still need to be counted, and a review could take ten days. That time is sort of crucial when one considers that redistricting will erase the 27th District in just nine months, meaning the election battle between two Jewish men that included fights over neo-Nazis and gay marriage was mostly for entertainment value.

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