Bronx Republican Kristy Marmorato is headed to the Council: ‘People don’t want the extreme’

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Kristy Marmorato, the Republican who has captured a City Council seat in the Democratic-dominated east Bronx, said her historic victory signaled that her neighbors want moderation in their elected officials. “We all are similar and like-minded, whether you’re Democrat, Republican,” Marmorato, 45, said of members of her community on Wednesday, one day after she beat Councilwoman Marjorie Velázquez. “I feel like being too extreme is just too much. People don’t want the extreme.” That argument, which Marmorato preached prior to her win, is not the only lesson political observers have been drawing…

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