It’s late autumn, the time of year when some New Yorkers spread their wings and look beyond the city. Flaco, the escaped Central Park Zoo owl, is looking beyond his home in Central Park in order to find a mate. New York City Council Member Sandy Nurse is looking to North Carolina, where her father Guillermo was just elected mayor of the city of Oxford. With the state Legislature in hibernation, state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is looking to shape statehouses across the country. The chair of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, Stewart-Cousins helped Democrats retain majorities in both houses of the New Jersey state Legislature and the Virginia Senate – and even retake control of the Virginia House of Delegates.
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