City council Democratic primary candidates treated the June 22 election as the decisive contest, in some cases celebrating their anticipated victories as results came in. Despite running in a largely Democratic district, council candidates like Constantin Jean-Pierre have not given up.
A Republican candidate in District 40, Jean-Pierre said he has personally campaigned door-to-door, in advance of the Nov. 2 general election. District 40 encompasses parts of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood and Crown Heights.
“I’m talking to a lot of people, and they are slowly but surely starting to be more receptive,” said Jean-Pierre, 49. “I’m pro small business [and] trying to help those guys stay afloat.”
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