Election 2012

NY City Councilman Seeks Libertarian Line

In congressional run, GOP's Dan Halloran wants to emphasize "lower taxes and limited government"

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Halloran, a City Councilman from Queens, is facing Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a Democrat, for the Sixth Congressional District seat. Rep. Gary Ackerman, a Democrat, is retiring at the end of the year.

Some political insiders questioned the wisdom of seeking the line in Democrat-heavy Queens. The district, which stretches from Bayside to Maspeth, has some conservative-leaning areas.