Fidler versus Kruger, a preview

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A reader passes along this full-page ad by City Councilman Lew Fidler in today's Hamodia, a prominent Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn. The reader called it the "opening salvo" against State Senator Carl Kruger, who Fidler is considering running against.

Fidler hasn't formally announced he's running for the seat, but he's term-limited from the Council after 2013, and Kruger is facing corruption charges (although the case is not proceeding smoothly).

The real wild card here is redistricting. Both Fidler and Kruger are Democrats but Kruger previously had good relationships with the Republican Senate majority which, like the Assembly Democrats, is theoretically in a position to control the current redistricting process. "Theoretically," because Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to veto whatever lines the lawmakers produce, which would likely trigger court involvement in the process, which could mean, in terms of the effect on individual district lines, almost anything.

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