Primary season continued Tuesday with races in New York, Florida and Oklahoma; here are the results:
This is a big one. NY held a special election in New York’s 19th Congressional District to fill the seat of Democratic Rep. Antonio Delgado who resigned to become Lieutenant Governor of New York. The district voted for President Obama, then TFG, then President Biden. Democratic member Pat Ryan defeated his Republican opponent Marc Molinaro. Voters clearly understood that choice and democracy were on the ballot.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney “saddened that we no longer have a woman representing Manhattan in Congress”
CNN Projection: Republican Joe Sempolinski will win special election in New York’s 23rd District
Republican Joe Sempolinski will win the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, CNN projects, and fill the remainder of GOP Rep. Tom Reed’s term.
After being accused of sexual misconduct in 2021, Reed announced he would not run for reelection, and he resigned in May. He joined a lobbying firm.
CNN Projection: Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will win Democratic nomination for New York’s 17th District
Incumbent Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney will win the Democratic nomination for New York’s 17th Congressional District, CNN projects, defeating progressive state senator Alessandra Biaggi.
By winning the primary, Maloney is likely to stay in Congress — the seat leans toward Democrats.
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Matt Gaetz, Under Federal Investigation For Sex Trafficking, Wins His GOP Primary
His victory in the conservative district means he’s likely on his way to another term in Congress.
Gen Z candidate wins Democratic nomination in Florida’s 10th District
Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old community organizer and one of the first members of Gen Z to run for Congress, will win the Democratic nomination in Florida’s 10th District, CNN projects.
He bested a crowded field of candidates looking to replace Democratic Rep. Val Demings in the Orlando district including state Sen. Randolph Bracy, former US Rep. Corrine Brown – who recently settled a federal corruption case after winning a new trial and serving more than two years in prison – and former US Rep. Alan Grayson.