Primary election results, state police show off a bunch of weed, SUNY officials get swank stays for cheap, another horse sculpture vandalized in Saratoga

Paul Tonko won the Democratic primary yesterday for NY's 21st Congressional District (McNulty's seat). He'll face James Buhrmaster, who won the Republican primary, in November. Tracey Brooks was the runner-up to Tonko by about 3,000 votes -- she said "The glass ceiling got a little bit thinner today but not quite thin enough this time." Phil Steck finished third among Democrats and Darius Shahinfar fourth. [TU] [Daily Gazette] [Troy Record]

Roy McDonald won the Republic primary for Joe Bruno's state Senate seat. He'll face Mike Russo, who beat out Brian Premo in the Democratic primary. [Daily Gazette]

Incumbent Neil Breslin easily won the Democratic primary for the state Senate's 46th District. There are no Republicans up for that spot. [Daily Gazette]

Elections officials said local voter turnout yesterday was moderate. [TU]

Kaz, a company that makes vaporizers, says it will be closing its plant in Hudson and letting 300 people go. The company is outsourcing its manufacturing to another company with plants in Mexico. [TU]

State police showed off about $3 million-worth of marijuana plants they've confiscated over the last few weeks. Apparently this is prime time for spotting pot plants during helicopter searches -- the plants are very tall now and so green they "almost glow." [Troy Record] [Daily Gazette]

Matt Nelligan, one of the Guilderland High teachers sent to the middle school after a "culture climate inquiry," has left his job with the district. He's taking a job with the state Senate. [TU]

One more reason it's good to be a SUNY big wig: you get to stay at the system's swank downtown Albany apartment for next to nothing. [TU]

Two former NYRA clerks are suing the racing org -- and Eliot Spitzer -- for $100 million because they say they were made scapegoats in an investigation into whether jockeys were being allowed to race above their official weight. [TU]

Another one of the horse sculptures in Saratoga has been vandalized. Police think the vandals used a penny to unscrew "The Handi-Cap" from its foundation on Washington Street before breaking its legs. [Fox23] [TU]

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I've gone to Saratoga many times and not once did I have the urge to vandalize the horse sculptures. I don't mean to brag. But, ignoring inanimate objects comes easy to me. Some have said this makes me an "elitist" and I'm starting to think they're right.

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