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Hochul, Delgado, Zeldin, and Shrestha win primary elections

Jun 29, 2022 6:15 am

The Times Union reports that incumbent Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado won their primary elections. They'll face Republican Congressperson Lee Zeldin and Alison Esposito in November. Locally, there was an upset as progressive candidate Sarahana Shrestha currently leads incumbent Kevin Cahill in the Democratic primary for the 103rd Assembly District, which includes parts of Ulster and Dutchess counties. Absentee ballots still could sway that race. Hochul, with about 67 percent of the vote beat Jumaane Williams, with about 20 percent of votes cast, and Thomas Suozzi finishing with about 13 percent of the votes. In the Republican contest for governor, Congressperson Lee Zeldin, who voted against certifying the 2020 presidential election, bested Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and upstate businessperson Harry Wilson, with Zeldin getting about 44 percent of votes, Giuliani at 23 percent, Astorino at 18 percent, and Wilson at 14 percent. For Lt. Gov., Delgado got about 60 percent of the vote, progressive Ana Maria Archila received about 25 percent of votes cast, and New York City's Diana Reyna at about 14 percent. Alison Esposito was unopposed for the Republican nomination for Lt. Gov. Thirty-year incumbent Assemblyperson Kevin Cahill, lost to the more progressive Sarahana Shrestha, a first-generation immigrant from Nepal, with a 600 vote lead. Read more about this story in the Times Union.