A number of other candidates have won tough races tonight. As the results come trickling in, here are some notable ones:
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr., currently facing federal charges that he solicited bribes to pay his legal bills in an unrelated federal corruption case, won against a slew of challengers. Six opponents split the anti-Boyland vote, allowing him to skate by with a weak plurality.
State Senator Shirley Huntley, indicted a couple weeks ago on charges that she helped deliver member items to a sham non-profit, lost to Councilman James Sanders, who waged an aggressive campaign and managed to turn out his base in a seat made less favorable to Ms. Huntley in redistricting.
Despite John Messer‘s full campaign war chest and some less-than-ideal lines after redistricting, Queens Democrats successfully pulled Senator Toby Ann Stavisky across the finish line for a comfortable victory.
Walter Mosley, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries pick to replace him, won a convincing victory over his fellow district leader, Ola Alabi.
Senator Martin Dilan, proving that Vito Lopez’s woes are not his own, also won a dominating victory over his challenger Jason Otaño.
In what may be another victory from beyond Mr. Lopez’s political grave, reports suggest District Leader Lincoln Restler is currently in a tough position against Chris Olechowski.
Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs somehow managed to pull off a dominating victory over Rodneyse Bichotte, even as the demographics of the district worked strongly against her. The veteran lawmaker will return to Albany for yet another term.
Also not sweating the demographics of his district, Assemblyman Mike Miller won against Etienne Adorno.
Ron Kim looks to be in a good position for Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s old seat. Despite being backed by the county’s Democratic organization, Mr. Kim appeared to be a bit of an underdog in the closing days of the campaign, so if true, it’ll be an upset.
Mark Gjonaj looks like he’ll pull it off against incumbent Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera, who’s being investigated as to whether she abused her office.
In Brooklyn Civil Court races, we hear Richard Montelione and Schlomo Mostofsky were victorious.
Less surprising results:
- Eric Ulrich easily defeated Juan Reyes for the right to challenge Democratic Senator Joe Addabbo in November.
- Brad Holyman will replace State Senator Tom Duane in Manhattan.
- The Tischler brothers didn’t make much of a mark against State Senate candidate Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
- Senator Neil Breslin cleaned up against spirited challenger Shawn Morse.
- Assemblyman Nick Perry defeated attorney Terry Hinds.
- Luis Sepulveda won Assemblyman Peter Rivera’s old seat.