Queens has more registered Republicans than any other borough in the city, but the party is fielding almost no candidates in state legislative races this fall, essentially conceding the borough to the Democrats. NY1's Bobby Cuza filed the following report.
It’s no secret that Republicans are a vanishing breed in New York City. Outnumbered more than six to one, they account for just 11 percent of the city’s registered voters, versus 69 percent for Democrats. There is just one Republican in the city's congressional delegation, just two out of the city's 65 representatives in the state Assembly, and two of out 26 state senators.
In Queens, though, party officials are doing especially little to reverse the trend.
"Unfortunately, for a lot of reasons, the Republican Party is on the verge of extinction in Queens County," said City Councilman Eric Ulrich of Queens.
It may be time for a real third party movement. Lord knows the 2 in charge now are up to no good.