#N12Primaries: Rep. Maloney faces primary challenge in 12th District

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Democratic Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney is hoping to fend off a young challenger in New York's 12th Congressional District, which includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

Maloney has passed more than 70 measures in Congress since her first election in 1992 -- including the Zadroga Act, the bill supporting 9/11 responders that she helped write.

And she co-sponsored legislation to allow people to refinance their student loans at lower interest rates. 

She's also the first woman to have ever represented the 12th District.

She faces a primary challenge from Suraj Patel.

In the days leading up to the federal election primaries, News 12 Brooklyn is featuring one of the candidates and details about their campaign platform.

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