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Jews on Central Park West who will vote for me, take them away
and gave me 65,000 Puerto-Ricans, who when they do vote vote
Democratic but don't vote in proportion to their numbers
and therefore there is a fall-off in my support which benefits
the Republicans. It hasn't turned out that way. The Republicans
have suffered each election more and more.
And also this part of the west side that they carved out
was part of the mainstay of the Democratic reform movement,
whereas what they added -- there was no reform activity to speak
None at all, correct. That's absolutely correct.
Well, I think I've given you the lines.
You've mentioned it didn't work out the way the Republican
strategists had hoped.
Well, let me break in. I was in touch always with the
Republican leadership on this, the county leader's law chairman,
And through him Albano because Steingut was
not a friend of mine and I worried more about what Steingut and
Blumenthal would do to me in terms of the lines than I worried
about what Albano would do to me, because there was no chance of
a Republican coming back. The real question was: would they
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