Conservatives say they’re on the rise in the Bronx

The losing campaigns of progressive Democratic candidates in the primaries on June 25 signal a slow shift in the political atmosphere in the Bronx heading into the general election this fall. 

Currently, there are 21 Republican candidates running campaigns for seats in the Senate, Congress and state Assembly in the Bronx this election season, according to the NYC Board of Elections. While the Bronx remains a Democratic stronghold, voters face an increase in conservative candidates on the ballot and a loss of Progressive candidates heading into November.