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Nov 08, 2017 | 18933 views | 0 0 comments | 1772 1772 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A couple of times over the past few months we’ve written about James Dillon, whose campaign posters we started noticing along Queens Boulevard.

Dillon is running against Congressman Joseph Crowley of Queens and the Bronx on the Republican line, but not until 2018. We guess you can never start the campaign too early. Why take things for granted?

And we guess that philosophy applies to votes, as well. Dillon is truly not overlooking any registered voter in the district.

He recently returned from Maastricht in the Netherlands, where he opened a “Dillon for Congress” European office. That’s right, he has a campaign office in the Netherlands. We don’t even know where his Queens office is located!

By Dillon’s count, there are approximately 700 registered voters from the 14th Congressional District living abroad, with most of them residing in the Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium.

Pictured with Dillon is his European coordinator, Alsu Kerkova, who will be staffing the office on the weekends. So if you are a registered voter in the 14th District, living in Europe, and want to learn more about what James Dillon can do for you in Congress, stop by the new office in Maastricht and say “hallo” to Alsu.

Or if you currently live in Queens and the Bronx and find yourself on holiday in Maastricht, spice up you local politics with a little European flair.

We have to hand it to Dillon, we’ve been doing this for a pretty long time and as far as we can remember this is the first time a candidate for local office has opened an international campaign office.

This isn’t the first time Dillon has challenged Crowley. He also ran against him in 1998 when Crowley was tapped by the Queens County Democratic Party as Thomas Manton’s hand-picked replacement, but lost.

Maybe these 700 overseas voters can put him over the top this time around.
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