2008_09_voteaqui.jpgNY1 has the 2008 primary results and here are the headlines:

  • Sheldon Silver won the 64th State Senate district, with 68% of the vote; Paul Newell got 23%, Luke Henry 9%.
  • Edolphus Towns defended his House seat (District 10) with 67% of the vote; Real World alum Kevin Powell got 33%.
  • State Senator Kevin Parker (district 21) won, with 49% of the vote; City Council members Simcha Felder and Kendall Stewart got 37% and 14%, respectively.
  • Martin Connor lost his State Senate race (district 25) to newcomer Daniel Squadron, who had 54% of the vote to Connor's 46%.
  • And the Staten Island Congressional race is set: It will be Democrat Michael McMahon, who bested Stephen Harrison, 74% to 26%, and Republican Robert Straniere, who had 59% to Jamshad Wyne's 41%.

Other winners include Adriano Espaillat over Miguel Martinez in State Assembly District 72 and Inez Barron (wife of Charles) for State Assembly District 40 . Efrain Gonzalez, the State Senator indicted for mail fraud, lost to Pedro Esapda in State Senate District 33. More here.

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