NEW YORK

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

Jack Fitzpatrick
Add to Briefcase
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.

Res­ults:

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)

What We're Following See More »
TWO MONTHS AFTER REFUSING AT CONVENTION
Cruz to Back Trump
1 days ago
THE LATEST
WHO TO BELIEVE?
Two Polls for Clinton, One for Trump
1 days ago
THE LATEST

With three days until the first debate, the polls are coming fast and furious. The latest round:

  • An Associated Press/Gfk poll of registered voters found very few voters committed, with Clin­ton lead­ing Trump, 37% to 29%, and Gary John­son at 7%.
  • A Mc­Clatchy-Mar­ist poll gave Clin­ton a six-point edge, 45% to 39%, in a four-way bal­lot test. Johnson pulls 10% support, with Jill Stein at 4%.
  • Rasmussen, which has drawn criticism for continually showing Donald Trump doing much better than he does in other polls, is at it again. A new survey gives Trump a five-point lead, 44%-39%.
NO SURPRISE
Trump Eschewing Briefing Materials in Debate Prep
1 days ago
THE DETAILS

In contrast to Hillary Clinton's meticulous debate practice sessions, Donald Trump "is largely shun­ning tra­di­tion­al de­bate pre­par­a­tions, but has been watch­ing video of…Clin­ton’s best and worst de­bate mo­ments, look­ing for her vul­ner­ab­il­it­ies.” Trump “has paid only curs­ory at­ten­tion to brief­ing ma­ter­i­als. He has re­fused to use lecterns in mock de­bate ses­sions des­pite the ur­ging of his ad­visers. He prefers spit­balling ideas with his team rather than hon­ing them in­to crisp, two-minute an­swers.”

Source:
TRUMP NO HABLA ESPANOL
Trump Makes No Outreach to Spanish Speakers
1 days ago
WHY WE CARE

Donald Trump "is on the precipice of becoming the only major-party presidential candidate this century not to reach out to millions of American voters whose dominant, first or just preferred language is Spanish. Trump has not only failed to buy any Spanish-language television or radio ads, he so far has avoided even offering a translation of his website into Spanish, breaking with two decades of bipartisan tradition."

Source:
$1.16 MILLION
Clintons Buy the House Next Door in Chappaqua
2 days ago
WHY WE CARE

Bill and Hillary Clinton have purchased the home next door to their primary residence in tony Chappaqua, New York, for $1.16 million. "By purchasing the new home, the Clinton's now own the entire cul-de-sac at the end of the road in the leafy New York suburb. The purchase makes it easier for the United States Secret Service to protect the former president and possible future commander in chief."

Source:
×