Lawyer who represented Democrats in Trump impeachment case announces campaign for New York House Democratic primary

Attorney Daniel Goldman, who represented Democrats during former President Donald Trump’s initial impeachment trial, is running for a redesigned New York City House seat in a crowded primary. Goldman is running against a field of ten other Democrats, including a current House member, a former House representative, and the most recent mayor of New York City. The campaign is anticipated to showcase schisms within the Democratic Party, and the winner just needs a plurality of votes to progress to the general election in the strongly Democratic district.

In announcing his campaign, Goldman stated, “The existential threats to our democracy and fundamental rights are real & urgent. We need voices in Congress with experience and courage to defend our democracy & rights, as I did leading the impeachment investigation of Trump.”

Goldman rose to fame in 2019 after interrogating witnesses about Trump’s contacts with Ukraine during the impeachment trial. He ran for New York Attorney General but dropped out after incumbent Attorney General Letitia James announced her intention to run for reelection. Goldman has also worked as a political and legal expert for MSNBC on occasion.

Rep. Mondaire Jones, who currently represents New York’s 17th District in Westchester County, announced that he would run in the new 10th District after Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Sean Patrick Maloney announced that he would run in the 17th District, where he currently lives, rather than the 18th District, which he currently represents. Jones is one of the most active freshman members of his party in terms of legislation and progressive support.

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou, state Sen. Brad Hoylman, and former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman are all running for the 10th Congressional District. The primary election is set for August 23.

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