“… Democrat Carolyn McCarthy, who was elected in 1996 on a gun-control platform after her husband was killed and son wounded in the 1993 Long Island Rail Road massacre, is again facing Republican Nassau County Legislator Francis Becker. Although he lost in 2010 by nearly 13,000 votes, he is pinning his hopes on a redrawn district map that now includes more Republican neighborhoods … Becker, whose grandfather once served in Congress, notes the new 4th district in Nassau County now includes an area that strongly supported Rep. Peter King, currently the only Republican in the House from Long Island …”
That’s the good news. McCarthy has been going hard Left in her fundraising e-mails so hopefully her new district will be less supportive of her, although King himself has only floated between a C/D rating over the years.
The bad news is that Becker is as antigun as McCarthy. While in the county legislature he first voted to jack up the pistol license fees then ban colored handguns at the request of Mayor Mike.
Nobody will shed a tear is McCarthy looses and nobody will cheer if Becker wins.