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Democrats strategize to defeat Golden, take back South Brooklyn

September 25, 2018 By Sara Bosworth Brooklyn Daily Eagle
State Sen. Marty Golden speaking in the Senate. Photo courtesy of Marty Golden

With the general election coming up, Democrats are seizing the opportunity to defeat Marty Golden, the sole Republican elected official left in Brooklyn.

Golden, who made city headlines this summer for taking a skydiving jaunt while receiving disability pension from NYPD, is in his eighth term in the state Senate, representing Brooklyn’s 22nd District.

Democratic strategists are hoping that the frustration born from Trumpism will drive the blue voters in the area (who outnumber Republicans 2-to-1, according to the New York Post) to the polls on Nov. 6 to vote for Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes.

Golden lost support this summer for leading the Senate’s refusal to put speed cameras back in school zones, while continuing to rack up over 14 tickets for speeding through school zones of his own over the past four years, according to the Post.

The incumbent senator, however, remains confident about his chances this election season. “Golden is golden,” he said of himself. “November will be a golden month.”

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