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5 takeaways from the New York Governor and Assembly primary races

ALBANY — The first round of the New York primary races unfolded on Tuesday with a few early wins in gubernatorial fights, but at least a seemingly surprising state assembly upset in the Hudson Valley.

Gubernatorial Kathy Hochul and sizable campaign coffers — surpassing all other gubernatorial candidates — proved to be an insurmountable challenge for New York City attorney Jumaane Williams and U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi. She was declared the winner by the Associated Press within 35 minutes of the polls closing.

Did Andrew Giuliani take advantage of his father’s ties to Donald Trump?

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin clinched victory in the GOP primary, with many wondering if the party favorite might face trouble with Andrew Giuliani, one of three Republican-line challengers. It didn’t go well for Giuliani, who quickly conceded to the Long Island congressman who will now turn his attention to November and Hochul.

Were there any unexpected results in the primary?

Williams, the progressive who rarely appeared in the upstate during his campaign, stunned many political observers when he placed second in the Democratic primary by edging out Suozzi with 19% of the unofficial vote to 12%. of the congressman (results from Tuesday evening).


Did the Assembly primaries cause a stir?

Incumbent Kevin A. Cahill faced one of the most stunning results with Democratic newcomer Sarahana Shrestha, incumbent for 26 years, by more than 500 votes at the close of the polls. The first-generation Nepalese immigrant had pledged to beat Cahill and “change the culture of Albany.”

Who won the Democratic gubernatorial primary?

Antonio Delgado ran off with the Democratic primary and was declared the winner within 20 minutes of Hochul. The push planned by Ana Maria Archila, who had been vying to become the first Latina elected to statewide office, failed.