Cuomo wins primary but loses in Capital Region, Capital Bank to move HQ to Wellington Row, downstate casino pitches, SUNY Polytechnic is official

Andrew Cuomo defeated Zephyr Teachout in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Teachout conceded on Tuesday saying that though she won't be the Democrats choice for Governor, "Democrats of this state have been heard. Cuomo did not do well in the Capital Region, losing to Teachout in Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties, which former state Operations Director Howard Glaser blames on disgruntled state employees.[TU][TWCN][TU][TU]

Kathy Hochul beat Tim Wu for the Lt. Governor slot, but Wu got over 40 percent of the vote statewide. Cuomo did not make an appearance on Tuesday night, but issued a statement congratulating Teachout and Wu "on running a spirited campaign, engaging in the democratic process and having the courage to make their voices heard."[TWCN]

Most incumbents in the state Legislature won their primary races. Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein defeated Oliver Kopell. State Senator Malcolm Smith, who allegedly tried to bribe his way onto the NYC mayoral ballot as a Republican, lost his primary race.[TU][NYT]

From the NYT, county by county election results. [NYT]

Now that the primary is over Andrew Cuomo says he expects to debate Republican Rob Astorino.[WNYT]

Early reports show the slate of insurgent judicial delegates supporting Peggy Walsh for State Supreme court appear to have won at least half of the primaries they waged against the Albany County Democratic Committee. [TU]

The woman running for Malta Town Clerk on an anti-roundabout platform beat the republican incombant in Tuesday's primary.[TU]

A report in the Albany Business Review says Capital Bank is moving its regional headquarters to Wellington Row in Downtown Albany. [Business Review]

Casino developers pitched plans for downstate casinos on Tuesday at the ESP. At the event Genting said it would pay an extra $380 million above the $70 million fee upfront for its Tuxedo project in Sterling Forest. [Record][TU]

State Troopers arrested a 77 year old resident of a Budget Inn Motel in Malta on assault and weapons charges for allegedly shooting an unidentified victim in the leg. [TU][Saratogian]

Police say four people were injured, one woman critically, in a large fight on Lang Street in Schenectady. [Gazette][TWCN][TU]

A psychiatrist who treats the juror who did not show up in court, causing a mistrial in the murder in the murder case against Emmanuel Martinez ttestified on Tuesday that her client suffers from significant anxiety issues and panic attacks. [Gazette]

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Utica's SUNY IT have officially merged and become SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

An Albany Law professor is working to help 9/11 responders who suffered health problems after the incident. [WNYT]

Schenectady's animal shelter has passed a state inspection, in spite of repeated calls by animal activists that the shelter's conditions are inhumane.[Gazette]

A community in Albany has come together to give a local teenager who is dying of cancer a dream wedding to her boyfriend. [News 10]

A new Guilderland memorial honors Major General Harold Greene, the Capital Region native killed last month in Afghanistan.[WNYT

More than two dozen police dogs will be part of a canine training program today at the Empire State Plaza. [News 10]


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