Zeldin, Stefanik Win Convincingly; Hanna Squeaks By; Rangel’s Lead Still Up in the Air

Jack Fitzpatrick
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Jack Fitzpatrick
June 25, 2014, 7:35 a.m.

Re­pub­lic­ans nom­in­ated state Sen. Lee Zeld­in (R-NY 01) to chal­lenge Rep. Tim Bish­op (D), and former White House aide Elise Stefanik (R-NY 21) to run for re­tir­ing Rep. Bill Owens’s (D) seat. Nas­sau County Dis­trict At­tor­ney Kath­leen Rice (D-NY 04) will face Bruce Blake­man (R), presid­ing of­ficer of the Nas­sau County Le­gis­lature, for re­tir­ing Rep. Car­o­lyn Mc­Carthy’s (D) seat. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY 22) over­came a primary chal­lenge from state As­semb­ly­wo­man Claudia Ten­ney (R). And Rep. Charles Ran­gel (D-NY 13) is lead­ing state Sen. Ad­ri­ano Es­pail­lat (D), but the As­so­ci­ated Press has not called the race and Es­pail­lat has not con­ceded.


NY-01 (R)

Lee Zeld­in: 9,641 (62 per­cent)

George Demos: 5,870 (38 per­cent)

Zeld­in and his sup­port­ers cri­ti­cized Demos for fund­ing his cam­paign largely with money from his fath­er-in-law, who has donated to Demo­crats and is an ac­quaint­ance of House Minor­ity Lead­er Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 12). Demos used much of that money to run ads cri­ti­ciz­ing Zeld­in’s re­cord in the state Sen­ate; Zeld­in said Demos dis­tor­ted his re­cord on taxes and Obama­care. Zeld­in will face Rep. Tim Bish­op (D) in the gen­er­al elec­tion. (New York Times)

NY-04 (D)

Kath­leen Rice: 6,874 (56 per­cent)

Kevan Ab­ra­hams: 5,350 (44 per­cent)

NY-04 (R)

Bruce Blake­man: 8,461 (66 per­cent)

Frank Scaturro: 4,404 (34 per­cent)

Rice will have a cash ad­vant­age over Blake­man in the gen­er­al elec­tion; she raised $2.1 mil­lion to Blake­man’s $400,000. Blake­man re­ceived sup­port from the Nas­sau County Re­pub­lic­an Party be­cause he ap­peared to be the stronger can­did­ate in the gen­er­al elec­tion, des­pite los­ing pre­vi­ous bids for state comp­troller and a Sen­ate seat. (News­day)

NY-13 (D)

Charles Ran­gel: 22,674 (47 per­cent)

Ad­ri­ano Es­pail­lat: 20,846 (44 per­cent)

Mi­chael Wal­rond: 3,768 (8 per­cent)

Yolan­da Gar­cia: 505 (1 per­cent)

The As­so­ci­ated Press has not called the race, and Es­pail­lat has not con­ceded, cit­ing un­coun­ted ab­sent­ee and pro­vi­sion­al bal­lots. “As we learned in 2012, every single vote needs to be coun­ted in this race. Giv­en the thou­sands of votes out­stand­ing, the people of Up­per Man­hat­tan and The Bronx de­serve a full ac­count­ing of every vote to achieve a com­plete and ac­cur­ate tally in this race,” Es­pail­lat said. (re­lease)

Ran­gel has said he did not ex­pect an en­dorse­ment from Pres­id­ent Obama, but has also cam­paigned heav­ily on his sup­port for Obama, who is more pop­u­lar in Ran­gel’s dis­trict than Ran­gel is. “God sent us Barack Obama,” he told mem­bers of a church while cam­paign­ing. (Politico)

Ran­gel also did not re­ceive an en­dorse­ment from May­or Bill de Bla­sio, whom he said privately sup­ports Wal­rond. De Bla­sio did not deny fa­vor­ing Wal­rond, only say­ing that he would not en­dorse any can­did­ate in the primary. (New York Ob­serv­er)

NY-21 (R)

Elise Stefanik: 15,292 (61 per­cent)

Mat­thew Do­heny: 9,773 (39 per­cent)

Do­heny fre­quently cri­ti­cized Amer­ic­an Cross­roads for get­ting in­volved in the race, run­ning three neg­at­ive TV ads against him. “My op­pon­ent had a good night; Karl Rove had a good night. That’s just the real­ity,” Do­heny said in his con­ces­sion speech. (Wa­ter­town Daily Times)

NY-22 (R)

Richard Hanna: 15,135 (53 per­cent)

Claudia Ten­ney: 13,503 (47 per­cent)

Hanna said “the elec­tion was closer than he wanted, but he knew that Ten­ney had gained ground in the fi­nal weeks of the elec­tion.” Hanna said he wasn’t sure if his vic­tory sent a mes­sage to so­cially con­ser­vat­ive Re­pub­lic­ans, “but I hope it’s a mes­sage that you could be thought­ful and in­clus­ive and still be elec­ted.” Hanna was backed by Amer­ic­an Unity PAC, which sup­ports Re­pub­lic­ans who sup­port same-sex mar­riage, while Ten­ney re­ceived sup­port from the Na­tion­al Or­gan­iz­a­tion for Mar­riage. (Syra­cuse Post-Stand­ard)

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