In a new piece of news, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler defeated fellow incumbent Representative Carolyn Maloney in a race that pitted two Congressional veterans against each other.
Levi Strauss’ successor Dan Goldman took the party nomination on a tag team of Progressive Challengers in a pair at Brownstone Brooklyn, closely watching the New York Democratic primary race.
The 12th Congressional District matchup on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Upper East Side had two powerful committee chairmen. Nadler, 75, and Maloney, 76, on the Judiciary Committee. The committee’s third candidate is Suraj Patel, himself a 38-year-old former aide to President Barack Obama.
Nadler had 55% of the vote, compared to Maloney’s 24% and Patel’s 19%. New Yorkers get a chance to choose who best represents the people and values of this city.
Voters made themselves clear tonight, Nadler said in a victory speech at Arte Cafe on the Upper West Side. Carolyn Maloney and I have spent most of our adult lives working together for the betterment of both New York and the country.
Maloney said in his concession speech that even after a 30-year career in Congress, he still faced misunderstandings. I’m really sad that we no longer have a woman representing Manhattan in Congress and we can’t give up.
New York’s 10th Congressional District wasn’t convened until after midnight—about two hours after an early victory claimed by Goldman, who was former President Donald Trump’s attorney for the House Democrats’ first impeachment trial.
The yuh-line of the state legislature was leading from Niue by about 1,300 votes, or 2.1%. Representative Mondaire Jones who moved from his Hudson Valley district to New York City because of redistribution came in third.
In the Hudson Valley, Upstate Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, who is leading the Democratic effort to regain control of the House, defeated Progressive State Senator Alessandra Biaggi by more than 34 percentage points, according to the AP.
The granddaughter of former US Representative Mario Biaggi, Biaggi was endorsed by New York Democratic US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a special election to fill the remaining term of former Representative Antonio Delgado, Democratic Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan focused on abortion rights. The campaign ended with the Republican defeating Duchess County Executive Mark Molinaro.
The Hudson Valley and the Catskills District are seen as leading indicators of whether Democrats can hold on to the ground they won in 2020, with New York’s congressional primary being the most chaotic redistribution battle seen in the country. Pushes back and sets up a rare incumbent-versus-incumbent fight.
The race in late August in New York and Florida leaves the two largest states on the 2022 primary calendar in a midterm election that will determine control of Congress and the governor’s offices in 36 states. It has been a cycle of intra-party division on both sides.
How much the Republican Party should govern its loyalty to Trump and the Democrats has been intensified by redrawn political maps in which the majority of members of Congress are running in new districts.
Nadler preached to the remaining Jewish member of the New York delegation. Maloney’s first campaign ad highlighted her role as a leading lady in the House and ended with the tag line You’re a Man for a Woman’s Job.
Democrats outnumber Republicans in the city by a 7-to-1 margin and the primary winner will be much-loved in November. The race was marked by low turnout in a primary held in late August when many New Yorkers took summer break.
According to the New York City Board of Elections, only 10% of eligible voters had voted as of 6 p.m.
Kane said he had voted for Maloney in New York’s 12th Congressional District, but choosing between the two was difficult. I think it’s a shame that we had to pit Nadler against him.