A look at Suraj Patel, the YIMBY candidate

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In Manhattan’s new 12th Congressional district, a new style of insurgent candidate has emerged. 

The newly drawn district that stretches over Manhattan from Union Square to the northern end of Central Park caused a stir when it became clear it would lead veteran Congress Members Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney against each other. 

Although much of the coverage of the race so far understandably has focused on the contest between the two sitting representatives who have chosen to duke it out in the primary, attorney, activist and persistent insurgent candidate Suraj Patel has a case to make that the younger side of the district could provide him with a path to victory.

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