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Election 2012: Third Congressional District

Redrawn map transforms new-look Third District into potent North Shore constituency.

Redistricting has dramatically altered the political landscape ahead of the Nov. 6 election, and nowhere else is this as evident than in the Third Congressional District.

Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, was elected to serve the region. But redistricting has shifted the boundaries from a district that now runs north-south encompassing the Town of Oyster Bay to one that will serve Long Island North Shore from Kings Park west into Queens.

King will run for a new term, but in the reconstituted Second District, now served by Rep. Steve Israel. Meanwhile Israel will vie for the Third District seat.

The new Third District comprises part of outgoing Rep. Gary Ackerman's Fifth District, stretching from Queens to Great Neck and Port Washington. Ackerman, D-Roslyn Heights, is retiring and King resides on the South Shore.

So what could have been a hotly contested race has just one incumbant, Israel, facing a challenge by U.S. Army veteran Stephan A. Labate, R-Deer Park.

District

Bethpage, Brookville, Commack, Dix Hills, East Northport, Elwood, Farmingdale, Fort Salonga, Glen Cove, Glen Head, Great Neck, Hicksville, Huntington, Jericho, Kings Park, Kings Point, Lake Success, Locust Valley, Northport, Oyster Bay, Roslyn, Plainview, Sands Point, Sea Cliff, Syosset and Woodbury.

Candidates

Rep. Steve Israel

Stephen A. Labate

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