Dan Halloran (R,L), was just picked by the Queens County GOP to run in the newly-created NY-6Submitted by carpediem718 on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 00:13
The R3VOLUTION is alive and well. Finally, somebody I can vote for. For those who do not know, the NYC GOP is traditionally EXTREMELY weak (Repubs outnumber Dems in NYC 3:1). However....
Many of these neighborhoods have one and two family homes and have been represented by Republican elected officials like Senators Padavan and Maltese and approximately 40 percent of this newly carved district is currently represented by Councilmember Halloran.
The only position of his that I know of that may be perceived by some as un-libertarian:
Halloran, whose cousin, Lieutenant Vincent G. Halloran, an FDNY First Responder, died on 9/11, became the first elected official in New York City to publicly criticize the Park51 Cordoba House project near Ground Zero of the World Trade Center site, stating: "If we want a nation of peace ... then peace comes with understanding. And they need to understand that this is sacred ground to New Yorkers. New York City is the greatest city in the world [a place of religious tolerance, but that tolerance] starts when you say 'I understand your pain, and I am not going to inflict more on you'", he added, describing Ground Zero as "sacred ground to New Yorkers".
This is GREAT news for the liberty movement in a place that is often times antithetical to liberty.