Meet the Candidates: Winners of the Congressionals Primaries in the District of Columbia and New York
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By Congresspedia Assistant Editor Avelino Maestas
Our wrap-up of Tuesday’s primary elections is pretty hefty, so we've split it into three parts; you can find results from the District of Columbia and New York in this post. Remember, we have a full list of candidates after the break, including job info for all the challengers. You can find the candidates from New England at the Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont portals and at the New England wrap up, and midwestern candidates at the Minnesota and Wisconsin portals and at the midwestern wrap up.
District of Columbia
Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D), the District’s non-voting delegate to Congress, is unopposed by major party candidates. One member of DC’s “shadow” delegation (positions created by a failed bid for statehood) faces opposition. Shadow Senator Paul Strauss (D), who defeated Philip Pannell in Tuesday’s election, will face Republican Nelson F. Rimensnyder in November.
Mike Panetta (D), the shadow representative, is unopposed.
There are quite a few open House seats this year, including that of Rep. Vito Fossella (R) in the13th congressional district. He is retiring at the end of the 110th Congress, following his driving-while-intoxicated arrest in May. In November, Michael McMahon (D), a member of the New York City Council, is up against Robert Straniere (R), a former state legislator.
Another open seat is in the 21st congressional district, where Rep. Mike McNulty is retiring. Republicans in the district nominated James Buhrmaster, while Paul Tonko (D) will try to hold the district for New York Democrats.
In the 25th and 26th districts, Reps. Jim Walsh and Tom Reynolds are also retiring. Dan Maffei, a Democrat, is challenging Dale Sweetland (R) for Walsh’s seat in CD-05. In the 26th congressional district, Alice Kryzan bested several other Democrats for the nomination; she’ll face Chris Lee come November.
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