Former Ulster County Democratic Chairman Julian Schreibman on Tuesday defeated Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner in the Democratic primary in New York’s 19th Congressional District.What I find most interesting about the returns is that so few people are actually involved in the choosing of candidates:
The Associated Press declared Schreibman the winner at 11:02 p.m., and numbers compiled by the Freeman confirmed the result.
Schreibman will face U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, in the November election.
With all precincts reporting in Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Otsego, Montgomery and Broome counties, and most precincts reporting in Columbia and Delawarecounties, Schreibman led by a tally of 5,457-3,939, or roughly 58-42 percent.Fewer than 10,000 votes in a district with approximately 700,000 residents.
In other news, Wendy Long's voluntary November ass-whooping has now been officially confirmed:
Wendy Long, who promoted her conservative credentials on her way to a convincing win in New York’s Republican Senate primary, now faces a broader and more liberal electorate as she takes on Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand.Long doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell against Gillibrand.
Long, a New York City attorney, defeated U.S. Rep. Bob Turner and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos in a primary election Tuesday notable for low turnout.
And, not to be too partisan, one of the most corrupt Democrats in the House managed to keep his nose in the trough for another term:
The 2012 Democratic primary for the House of Representatives was billed as a tough fight for Rep. Charles Rangel, thanks to demographic changes and the shadows of an ethic scandal. And when the dust cleared, it was apparent that it had been.Rangle has been there so long, I think everyone in his district probably owes him a personal favor. My guess is he'll leave office feet first.
Rangel only narrowly defeated his closest challenger, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat on Tuesday. With about 85 percent of the votes tallied, he had about 45 percent of the vote in unofficial results, a rare dip below a majority for Rangel.
Even in 2010, when he was in the midst of an ethics investigation, he easily outdistanced his nearest rival, winning more than twice the number of votes.