NEW YORK (77 WABC) — Without any fanfare Joe Biden won the New York Democratic primary. The former vice president, who is already his party’s presumptive nominee, got 67% of the votes.
Bernie Sanders, who dropped out in April, remained on the ballot and scored 19%.
A rising progressive star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, won her first reelection bid for the 14th Congressional District. The 30-year-old Bronx native routed Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a longtime CNBC reporter.
However, veteran Congressman Eliot Engel is on his way to defeat. The 16-termer trails upstart Jamaal Bowman by more than 25%.
Dave Wasserman, House editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report declared Bowman the victor Wednesday.
Among the other races called by the Associated Press, include
- Queens Rep. Grace Meng in the 6th Congressional District.
- The 7th Congressional District, for Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan Rep. Nydia Velazquez
- Rep. Gregory Meeks, serving parts of Queens and Long Island in the 5th C.D.
- Rep. Adriano Espaillat projected the winner in the 13. C.D.
The updated #NY16 official counts (not yet reflected on NYT/other sites):
Bowman 27,174 (61.7%)
Engel 15,372 (34.9%)
In my judgment, this Bowman lead is too large for Engel to overcome in the absentees.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) June 24, 2020