Biaggi throws hat in ring for US congressional seat

New York state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D-34) has announced her candidacy for U.S. Congress in New York's 3rd Congressional District.
Biaggi hopes to replace Democratic Rep. Tom Suozzi, who is now running for governor of New York.
The newly redrawn district encompasses parts of the Bronx, northern Westchester, the area along the Sound Shore in Westchester and into to Suffolk County. Biaggi's current state Senate district overlaps much of the congressional seat in Westchester and the Bronx.
In a statement, Biaggi says she is ready to fight to ensure families along the Sound Shore are heard in Washington "Our country doesn't just need more Democrats in Washington, we need bolder ones. I am running for Congress in NY-3 to bring progressive and honest leadership to the frontlines of our country's most important fights. Hard working families of Westchester, Long Island, the Bronx, and Queens deserve an experienced, strong, and fearless leader in Washington. And that's exactly what they can expect from me. As the Representative of the Sound, I will work to combat climate change and protect our shorelines, expand voting rights, enact universal pre-K to support working parents, provide opportunity and relief for the middle class, protect abortion rights, ensure public safety and a fair criminal legal system, and deliver affordable healthcare for all. Together, we delivered progressive change on these issues in Albany, and it is time to bring our energy and resolve to Washington."