Incumbent Assembly Member Joan Millman easily withstood a challenge from Heights resident Doug Biviano to win the Democratic nomination for the 52nd Assembly District. With all precincts reporting, according to NY1, Millman has 6,828 votes, or 73.59% of the total, to Biviano’s 2,450, or 26.41%. In other significant local races, PolitickerNY reports that incumbent female district leader Jo Anne Simon appears to have won her race against challenger Hope Reichbach, and, in the three way race for male district leader, the winner appears to be Chris Owens. If these results hold, in both instances candidates backed by Kings County Democratic Party leader Vito Lopez–Reichbach and Stephen Williamson–lost.
Update: PolitickerNY (follow link above) now says it has confirmed Simon’s and Owens’ victories. Results of statewide races follow the jump.
Despite being a newcomer to politics and running a very low key, underfunded campaign, Brooklyn Heights resident Gail Goode managed to capture nearly 25% of the vote in her challenge to incumbent U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. In the general election on November 2, Gillibrand will face former Congressman Joseph DioGuardi, who won the Republican and Conservative Party nominations. Incumbent U.S. Senator and Brooklynite Chuck Schumer will face GOP primary victor Jay Townsend, a political consultant.
In the race for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General, State Senator Eric Schneiderman emerged victorious in a field of five. Incumbent AG Andrew Cuomo was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Perhaps the most startling result of the night was the convincing victory of Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, the “Tea Party” candidate, in the GOP gubernatorial primary to oppose Cuomo. The loser in the Republican primary, former Congressman Rick Lazio, has the Conservative nomination, which means there may be a three way race for Governor, in which Cuomo is now heavily favored.