Saturday, September 13, 2008

In the races~ Primary news Winners and Loosers

In The Races
Primary News
This past week New Yorkers went to the polls to vote in the primary election. A summary of some of the key victories and defeats are outlined below:


Democratic Congressman Edolphus Towns easily held onto the Democratic line in the 10th Congressional District in Brooklyn. Towns will face Republican Salvatore Grupico in the November election.

Michael E. McMahon defeated Brooklyn attorney Stephen Harrison for the Democratic line in the 13th Congressional District, which includes all of Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. McMahan will face Republican Robert Straniere in the general election.

Former Assemblyman Paul Tonko secured the Democratic line in the Capital District’s
21st Congressional District. Tonko will face Republican Jim Buhrmaster in the fall.

Alice Kryzan secured the Democratic line in Western New York’s 26th Congressional District. She will face NAR-backed Republican Christopher Lee in November.

State Legislature - Assembly

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver easily beat two challengers for the Democratic line in lower Manhattan’s 64th Assembly District.

Assemblyman Sam Hoyt held onto the Democratic line in Buffalo’s 144th Assembly District.

Assemblyman Greg Ball secured the GOP line in the lower Hudson Valley’s 99th Assembly District

Assemblyman Philip Ramos kept the Democratic line on Long Island’s 6th Assembly District.

Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat successfully beat a challenge for the Democratic line in Manhattan’s 72nd Assembly District.

Rockland County Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee held onto the Democratic line in the 95th Assembly District.

Queens Assemblywoman Ellen Young lost the Democratic line to Grace Meng, the daughter of Young’s predecessor in the 22nd Assembly seat.

State Legislature - Senate

Queens Senator Shirley Huntley secured the Democratic line in the 10th Senate District.

Senator Dale Volker kept the GOP line in Western New York’s 59th Senate District, which he has represented since 1974.

Senator George Maziarz withstood a GOP challenge for the Niagara Falls-area, 62nd Senate seat he has represented since 1995.

Senator Martin Connor lost the Democratic line for the Brooklyn seat he has held since 1978 to a former US Senator Schumer staffer.

In the Bronx, Senator Efrain Gonzales lost the Democratic line in the 33rd Senate District.
Sent to BPB courtesy if Steve Alstead

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