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Long Secures GOP Spot; Maloney Snags Dem Line [Unofficial Primary Results]

Winners to face Democrat, GOP opponents in November

Editor's note: the below information is based on unofficial voting results from the Westchester 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

On a state-wide level, Republican Wendy Long defeated Bob Turner and George Margaros by an impressive margin, securing over half of the vote. Long—a Manhattan-based attorney—will face-off against current U.S. senator Kirstin Gillibrand come November's general election.

In Westchester 5,833 resident voted in the Long primary.

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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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.

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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.

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A closer look

18th Congressional District (100-percent of Westchester 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%

Becker led in Westchester County but Maloney led overall.

The table displays Westchester County results. When we get official results for the four counties included in the district we will post them. In the meantime, the last unofficial numbers reported by party officials showed Maloney led with 7,077 votes. Becker had 4,765, Matthew Alexander had 1,745 votes, Duane Jackson had 673 and Thomas Wilson had 328.

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%

Plamena Pesheva June 27, 2012 at 02:51 PM
In a statement released last night, Becker conceded the Democratic nomination in the newly drawn 18th Congressional District to Sean Patrick Maloney. He said the following: "I'd like to congratulate my opponent for his victory tonight and wish him the best of luck in the general election. The Hudson Valley can't afford two more years of this Tea Party Congress. One term was one too many for Nan Hayworth. She's part of the problem in Washington, and we Democrats need to be part of the solution. The stakes are just too great for anyone who supported me to sit this campaign out. I wish the voters had made a different choice, but as Democrats we have to respect that decision and move forward together."
claudia jones June 27, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I voted for Matt Alexander, but will fully support Maloney! Gotta send Nan Hayworth home!!!
Francis T McVetty June 27, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Yeah Claudia, just what we need ANOTHER democratic!!! Haven't they screwed up the economy enough?
Pat Gharet June 27, 2012 at 06:12 PM
As long as Hayworth is out, I'll be happy.
Susan Troop June 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM
But Hayworth supports job growth in the US. Just not neccessarily in Westchester. I paid my Mount Kisco Medical Group bill yesterday and I had to send it to Philadelphia. There's one job that won't be staying in her district.

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