Could the flood-prone 34th Senate District primary be won on climate?


This summer’s hectic redistricting cycle left New York’s 34th District without an incumbent senator — incumbent Alessandra Biaggi is challenging for the U.S. House seat in the 17th Congressional District — leaving an opening for Assemblymember Nathalia Fernandez, political strategist Christian Amato, a former Biaggi staffer, and John Perez, a perennial candidate.

Now in the homestretch of the Aug. 23 primaries, Democratic candidates of the remade 34th District — comprised of a chunk of east Bronx constituencies as well as the Pelhams and portions of the city of New Rochelle into Westchester — hope to appeal to a variety of voters over a common thread affecting them: climate change.

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