Poll: Should Candidate Live in District?

New lines put challenger to Steve Israel out of district but eligibility is unaffected.

Stephen Labate, the Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, no longer lives in the district he hopes to represent.

When new congressional district lines for 2013 were drawn this week, Labate, who previously lived in Israel’s district, ended up as a resident of  the district held by U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford.  The Deer Park resident, though, said he will continue his fight to unseat Israel.

To complicate matters, the incumbents’ districts changed shape and swapped numbers, so King’s new district will be the second; Israel’s the third.

Labate is within his legal rights to live outside the district;  Article I, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution imposes few restrictions.

 “No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.”

What do you think? Should a candidate or member of Congress have to reside in the district?

Brietbart is TRUTH! March 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Brietbart is TRUTH! March 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Integrity - adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. Not a difficult noun to understand, so let’s use the litmus test on Stephen A. Labate. Stephen A. Labate – Served his country faithfully and risked his life fighting for America in a foreign country known as Iraq. He did this without question for his own security and as to whether he would return to see his newborn twins or beautiful wife. Stephen A. Labate continues to serve his country in any way possible and is currently in the military reserves as a Lt. Colonel. Stephen A. Labate has never promised anything to anyone that he has failed to deliver upon. His ethics, his integrity and his judgment are above reproach and for a malcreant like john rennhack who is a steve Israel surrogate to cast dispersions upon the integrity of someone so noble as Stephen A. Labate is not only despicable but sheer desperation on the part of the steve Israel camp.
Brietbart is TRUTH! March 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Now let’s examine the ethics, integrity and judgment of steve Israel or the lack thereof. Steve Israel claims to his constituents to be a moderate, yet he has voted nearly 100% of the time with the far left loon Pelosi. He has consistently voted for liberal spending bills that have helped in the bankrupting of America, caused taxes to increase, business to leave Long Island and to impair the quality of life of his constituents. Steve Israel has voted for the auto bailouts, tarp, wall street bailouts, green payoffs, porkulus bills, union payoffs in return for endorsements and contributions, the failed obama stimulus and of course the job killing healthcare destroying obamacare. Steve Israel counts as his friends, ACORN, WFP which is a front/sister group to ACORN, SEIU, Wall street donors and anyone else that will help line his pockets. One of his close allies and co-chair on the DCCC is Jim Rogers who has a legacy of heading the infamous Enron, and who has received as co-chair $230,000,000 in loan guarantees. Steve Israel has called the thugs and anti-semites of “OWS” the true Americans and with the American Nazi and the American Communist parties, endorsed their destructive and repugnant activities.
Brietbart is TRUTH! March 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM
In addition, steve Israel has shown his integrity by cheating on not one wife but two wives and at the same time having an affair with his intern and or interns. But, that is nothing new for democrats (ie. Bubba Clinton & John Edwards). Lastly, in his decade plus employ as a congressman, steve Israel has done virtually nothing to justify collecting a salary. He has renamed 2 post offices during his tenure, and that is it for bills that he has written or had enacted by congress. Think about it, over a million dollars in salary and that’s what his claim to fame is. He has had sexual liaisons with more interns than bills he has authored and gotten enacted. So, in retrospect, when questioning integrity one needs to simply look at the facts and we can see how Stephen A. Labate stands head and shoulders over a corrupt, inept politician named steve israel!
Brietbart is TRUTH! March 26, 2012 at 02:35 PM


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