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Long Prevails; Russell Falls to Carvin [Unofficial Primary Results]

Winners to face Democrat, GOP opponents in November.

Editor's note: the below information is based on unofficial voting results from the Rockland Board of Elections and Westchester Board of Elections.

The below results are based on more than 90 percent of voting precincts' results.

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A handful of New York Republican and Democratic hopefuls and one incumbent squared off across the Hudson Valley and beyond Tuesday, with the hopes of securing their party's blessing and a chance to unseat sitting lawmakers come November.

The results

On a state-wide level, Republican Wendy Long defeated Bob Turner and George Margaros by an impressive margin, securing more than half of the vote. Long—a Manhattan-based attorney—will face-off against current U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillibrand come November's general election.

Long formerly served as a press secretary for U.S. senators William L. Armstrong (R-CO) and Gordon J. Humphrey (R-NH) and is a member of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Justice Advisory Committee.

Turner shared his reaction to the vote in a released statement:

"I congratulate Ms. Long on her impressive victory tonight. I want to thank Chairman Cox and all of the Republicans from across the state who supported me in this campaign. I went to Congress last year as a citizen legislator on a clear mission to help save our nation from the harmful big-government policies that are keeping New Yorkers out of work, small businesses shuttered and record levels of debt on the backs of our children. Senator Gillibrand has made a dramatic transformation from her days as a conservative Democrat to now being named the nation's most liberal senator as a loyal supporter of the Obama-Reid agenda. I remain steadfastly committed to these goals and I pledge to work with Ms. Long to unite all Republicans and Conservatives in the effort to defeat Kirsten Gillibrand in November."

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In the —where Dem Nita Lowey currently sits—Joe Carvin of Port Chester defeated Jim Russell of Hawthorne by about 30 percent.

Carvin was elected as Rye town supervisor in 2007 and is currently a hedge fund manager with Altima Partners in New York City.

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Nearby results

In the 16th Congressional District—which encompasses southern Westchester municipalities—incumbent Eliot Engel beat out newcomer Aniello Grimaldi to win the Dem line. Engel received over 90-percent of the vote.

Engel has served as a member of Congress since 1989, and saw his earlier this year.

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Results are showing Sean Maloney as the . Maloney beat out fellow Dems Richard Becker, Matthew Alexander, Duane Jackson and Thomas Wilson.

Maloney will face incumbent Nan Hayworth in November's general election. The 18th district also had its borders reformatted, and will encompass Bedford, Lewisboro, Pound Ridge, North Salem and Somers; all of Orange and Putnam counties, along with the southern portion of Dutchess County, are also in the new district.


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