NADLER WINS DEM PRIMARY; ESPAILLAT LEADING

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Jerry Nadler won the Democratic primary for Congress on Tuesday by a landslide, winning about 90% of the vote to beat challenger Oliver Rosenberg. Rosenberg had criticized Nadler’s decision to support the president’s deal on Iranian nuclear weapons. Turnout was minuscule — less than 30,000 votes in a district with more than 700,000 people.

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat looked likely to win the Democratic primary in the 13th congressional district, narrowly beating Assemblyman Keith Wright.

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Vote count via NY1.

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    1. dannyboy says:

      Primary Voting is very important. Votes count more.

    2. Cato says:

      Espaillat hasn’t done a blessed thing in the State Senate other than stage a perpetual campaign to get Mr. Rangel’s seat in Congress. Well, congratulations to him, he finally succeeded.

      And congratulations, too, to the many of us in his senatorial district who are represented in Congress by Mr. Nadler. We will no longer have to suffer watching our elected “representative” warm a chair and do nothing else but issue campaign materials (using taxpayer money, of course).

      Perhaps we will even be able to elect a new state senator who has some interest in representing his or her constituents, not only in advancing his or her personal profile. Perhaps.

    3. Mike Liebling says:

      That Senate seat can be ably filled by one of the brightest and most-experienced young men in our district. His name is Micah Lasher, who up until recently was chief of staff to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, where he worked diligently to protect the interests of us all. He deserves our support in the September primary.

    4. Jane says:

      So glad Jerry Nadler won so stunningly, he works so hard year in and out to pass progressive legislation. The opponent Oliver Rosenberg was on WNYC radio, the Brian Lehrer show, debating Nadler on Monday. Mr. Rosenberg was so loud, rude ignorant, spoke in broad slogans. I was appalled. I so agree with dannyboy. These elections should get more media attention!

    5. Bruce Bernstein says:

      the race for the Espaillat seat is between Robert Jackson and Micah Lasher. jackson has been a strong supporter of public education and was the leading voice behind “CFE vs State of New York”, which mandates the state to provide equitable funds to NY City public schools — in the most recent year, 2.6 billion extra.

      he was a long time City Councilperson and is a leading progressive voice.

      Lasher, on the other hand, has been associated with the charter school “privatization” movement, though he now seems to be disavowing that as a “mistake.”