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Long Secures GOP Spot; Engel Grabs Overwhelming victory

Winners to face Democrat, GOP opponents in November

Editor's note: the below information is based on unofficial voting results from the Rockland Board of ElectionsWestchester Board of Elections and New York City Board of Elections.

The below results are based on over 90-percent of voting precincts' results.

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A handful of New York Republican and Democratic hopefuls and one incumbent squared off across the Hudson Valley and beyond Tuesday, with the hopes of securing their party's blessing and a chance to unseat sitting lawmakers come November.

The results

In the Republican primary for U.S. senator, Wendy Long defeated by a wide margin, securing just over half of the vote. Long—a Manhattan-based attorney—will face-off against current U.S. senator and Democrat Kirstin Gillibrand come November's general election.

Turner did manage to take 66 percent of the vote in New York City, but it wasn't enough.

In Rockland, 2,612 resident voted in the Long primary; in Westchester, 5,833.

Long formerly served as a press secretary for U.S. senators William L. Armstrong (R-CO) and Gordon J. Humphrey (R-NH), and is a member of presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Justice Advisory Committee.

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In the 16th Congressional District—which encompasses southern Westchester municipalities—incumbent Eliot Engel beat out newcomer Aniello Grimaldi to win the Dem line. Engel received over 90-percent of the vote.

Engel has served as a member of Congress since 1989, and saw his earlier this year.

 

A closer look

Westchester County:16th Congressional District (86-percent of precincts reporting)

Candidate Party Votes Percent Eliot Engel Dem 5,963 91% Aniello Grimaldi Dem 564 9%

New York City

Candidate Party Votes Percent Eliot Engel Dem 6,561 90.4% Aniello Grimaldi Dem 697 9.6%


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