Incumbents, James Win Democratic Primaries

Democratic voters generally went with incumbents in Thursday’s primary vote for several offices, backing Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for new terms in office.

They also chose Letitia James for attorney general by a solid margin. Progressive candidates managed to knock off several State Senate candidates who were members of the Independent Democratic Conference who had aligned with Republicans.

Suffolk generally returns mirrored the statewide results, though Hochul captured more than half the vote in Suffolk County over her opponent, Jumaane Williams.

James could be the first African American woman to hold a statewide office in New York.

“Thank you New York! Tonight, we rewrite the history of generations of New Yorkers who have been treated differently simply because of their gender, the color of their skin, the language they speak, the God they pray to, the people they love, or the zip code they come from,” James posted on Facebook.

James had campaigned on Long Island, including Huntington, numerous times.

 DEM Primary > Governor > Suffolk (Active Enrolled Democrats: 322,444) Election Districts Reporting: 1,052 of 1,052
Candidate Party Graph (by Candidate) Percent (by Candidate) Votes (by Candidate)
Cynthia E. Nixon DEM . 25.58 % 16,679
Andrew M. Cuomo DEM . 73.57 % 47,979

 

 

 DEM Primary > Attorney General > Suffolk (Active Enrolled Democrats: 322,444) Election Districts Reporting: 1,052 of 1,052
Candidate Party Graph (by Candidate) Percent (by Candidate) Votes (by Candidate)
Sean Patrick Maloney DEM . 28.71 % 18,721
Letitia A. James DEM . 36.23 % 23,628
Leecia R. Eve DEM . 3.64 % 2,371
Zephyr Teachout DEM . 26.89 % 17,534

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