WESTERN BROOKLYN – In emerald heels, Naomi Levin fought for votes during the morning rush. Commuters muttered “no”, and avoided campaign cards in her outstretched hand, yet she remained undeterred.
“My polls showed that a majority of voters in the district prefer someone new,” said Levin, 35, a pro-Trump conservative Republican with no political experience, who is running for a district so blue it hasn’t elected a Republican in almost 100 years. “This race is winnable.”
The 10th Congressional district includes Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, Financial District, and Battery Park City and stretches across the Brooklyn Bridge to cover Borough Park, Kensington, Red Hook, Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Gravesend. This predominately white and affluent district is one of the most educated in Congress, and heavily Jewish.