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.
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.
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.
In the —where Dem Nita Lowey currently sits—Joe Carvin of Port Chester defeated Jim Russell of Hawthorne by about 30-percent.
Carvin was elected as Rye town supervisor in 2007, and is currently a hedge fund manager with Altima Partners in New York City.
The 17th district to encompass all of Rockland County this fall.
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.
Results are showing Sean Maloney as the . Maloney beat out fellow Dems Richard Becker, Matthew Alexander, Duane Jackson and Thomas Wilson.
Maloney will face incumbent Nan Hayworth in November's general election. The 18th district also had its borders reformatted, and will encompass Bedford, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, North Salem and Somers; all of Orange and Putnam counties, along with the southern portion of Dutchess County, are also in the new district.
A closer look
16th Congressional District (86-percent of precincts reporting)
17th Congressional District, Rockland results (100-percent of precincts reporting)Candidate Party Votes Percent Joe Carvin GOP 1,749 64.71% Jim Russell GOP 790 29.23%
(Note: write-ins not tallied for clarity purposes.)
17th Congressional District, Westchester results (92-percent of precincts reporting)Candidate Party Votes Percent Joe Carvin GOP 2,006 61% Jim Russell GOP 1,261 39%
18th Congressional District (100-percent of precincts reporting)Candidate Party Votes Percent Sean Maloney Dem 934 42% Duane Jackson Dem 34 2% Richard Becker Dem 1,042 47% Matthew Alexander Dem 199 9% Thomas Wilson Dem 10 0%
The results are based on over 90-percent of voting precincts' results.