NY Dems are much more like your Reps, Chaz.
My neighborhood is probably the last and only bastion of Republican-voters in NYC, and that’s changing – what’s with rapidly-growing Arab Muslim percentage in population. Local politicians when they want to self-advertize do not knock on doors but stand next to subway stations entrances and hand out their printed flyers.
Several times when I encountered that in the past years the politico asked me first am I a registered Democrat – and when I said “no” (or “noway. Aren’t you done enough damage? die, buster, dye already!” – OK, just kidding) he wouldn’t give me his printed propaganda. Wise you frugal, our Yankee Dems.