Here's a quick scan of results from state and local primary elections around the Capital Region Thursday. This is not a comprehensive list, just some highlights. Numbers are unofficial.
These primary results are important because some of the winners will face little or no competition in the general election. And in the case of the state Senate 43rd -- Roy McDonald vs. Kathy Marchione for the Republican line -- the primary is too close to call.
OK, here are the results...
Incumbents are marked with *
County-by-county vote total breakdowns are in a spreadsheet embedded above -- scroll all the way up. Totals are from the county boards of elections websites. Again, these are unofficial numbers and may change a bit as everything settles.
Albany County DA
Soares is now headed for re-election.
State Senate 43rd
Updated Friday 9:20 am: Marchione leads McDonald by 134 votes, by our unofficial count. NYT has the difference pegged at 138. The Daily Gazette at 49. And the Times Union has it at "fewer than 50" -- it also reports that there are 1,137 absentee ballots that were turned in.
McDonald already has the Independence line, so he'll have the option of continuing in the general election should he lose the primary. (As will Marchione because of her victory in the Conservative primary below.)
Robin Andrews is the Democratic candidate for this seat.
State Senate 44th
And Breslin's headed for re-election.
State Senate 46th
This is the newly created state Senate district. George Amedore has the Republican line (and the district was pretty much drawn for him).
|Monica Arias Miranda||14.04%|
As of 12:30 am Friday, Greene County had yet to post its totals -- so these are incomplete numbers. But it looks like Tkacyzk has taken it.
The seat currently held by Ron Canestrari (D).
McLaughlin has the Working Families line for the general election, but McDonald's pretty much lined up now for the seat.
The seat currently held by Jack McEneny (D).
|Frank Commisso Jr||17.85%|
|William McCarthy Jr||13.31%|
Danz has also has the Republican line.
Those are vote totals, not percentages, in the Conservative primary.
The seat currently held by Bob Reilly (D).
Whalen has the Republican line in the general election. So, it'll be Whalen vs. Steck.
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