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Schreibman defeats Tyner; Long gets GOP nod

Jun 27, 2012 12:14 am
The Daily Freeman is reporting former Ulster County Democratic Chairman Julian Schreibman defeated  Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner in the Democratic primary in the 19th Congressional District, Tues., June 26. Schreibman will now face Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook) in the November general election. The Associated Press declared Schreibman the winner at 11:02 p.m. With all precincts reporting in Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Schoharie, Rensselaer, Otsego and Broome counties, and most precincts reporting in Columbia, Delaware and Montgomery counties, Schreibman was ahead 58 to 42 percent. There were no results available from Greene County, as of 11:20 p.m. Tyner prevailed in Dutchess and Otsego counties, while Schreibman won (or was on his way to winning) the remaining counties. Tom Casey later reported in the Register Star Schreibman easily won both Columbia and Greene counties.  Read the full story in the Daily Freeman and the Register Star.

Michael Hill of the Associated Press is reporting New York City attorney Wendy Long defeated Nassau County comptroller George Maragos and U.S. Rep. Bob Turner in the Republican senatorial primary. Long won in Columbia and Greene counties, according to Tom Casey, writing in the Register Star. Turnout was light. In Columbia County the preliminary count indicated three percent of active Republican voters came out; in Greene County the turnout was a slightly higher four percent. Long will now face Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall general election. Long, a resident of Manhattan, left her private law practice to build the Judicial Confirmation Network, now called the Judicial Crisis Network. Long presents herself as a staunch conservative. She said she opposed same-sex marriage, supports gun rights and vowed never to vote to raise the federal debt ceiling. She has already secured the state Conservative Party line. Long has never held elected office. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman and the Register Star.