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NYC’s new Asian Council district primed to be snatched by Republicans

Republicans are primed to win the new “Asian opportunity” Council district in southern Brooklyn -- even though it was carved out by a Dem-controlled commission.

“Democrats are fooling themselves if they presume they’ll just show up and win this race,” said Hank Shienkopf, a longtime Democratic political consultant.

“Crime is driving votes, and there’s a general sense in the Asian community that no one cares what they think. They feel alienated, so they’re voting more Republican.”

Yiatin Chu, president of the nonpartisan Asian Wave Alliance, agreed: “The community sees plenty of policies being pushed by Democrats are more criminal-friendly than they are for law-abiding citizens. I think the district is primed for a Republican to win, but in the end it will come down to who’s the best candidate.”

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