With most districts reporting, the Associated Press called the Democratic primary in New York's 19th Congressional District in favor of attorney Julian Schreibman, shortly after 11pm. Schreibman, a first-time candidate, defeated Dutchess County legislator Joel Tyner in the primary.
It was an early night for poll-watchers. About two hours after the polls closed, Schreibman was already making his victory speech -- and looking forward to this November's contest against incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Gibson of Kinderhook, writes the Times-Union:
“Congressman Gibson may be a nice guy, but his votes are out of step with the values of our communities,” said Schreibman. “If you send me to Congress, I will be absolutely focused on the needs of our citizens.”
In a Republican primary to select the challenger for Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand's seat in the U.S. Senate, Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long emerged victorious in a three-way race. Long defeated Congressman Bob Turner of Queens and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos.
The Associated Press declared Wendy Long the victor shortly before 10:30 p.m., about 90 minutes after the polls closed.
With just over half the votes counted, Long held a 21-percentage point lead of 56 percent ahead of Rep. Bob Turner of Queens, with 34 percent and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos at 11 percent.
Unofficial results from local county boards of elections, where they have been posted online, were closely in line with the outcome of both races.
In Ulster County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Schreibman was the frontrunner, with 2,232 votes to Tyner's 1,446. Long took 612 votes to Turner's 366 and Maragos's 82.
In Delaware County, with 92 percent of precincts reporting, Schreibman got 306 votes to Tyner's 162. Long got 493 votes, Turner got 252, and Maragos got 81.
In Schoharie County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Schreibman got 128 votes to Tyner's 73. Long got 152 votes, Turner got 100 and Maragos got 59.
Greene and Sullivan counties have not yet posted results online.