Delgado wins Dem primary in N.Y. race to unseat Faso

September 19, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

Attorney Antonio Delgado is projected to win his crowded Democratic primary, setting up a high-profile race against Rep. John FasoJohn James FasoThe most expensive congressional races of the last decade The 31 Trump districts that will determine the next House majority GOP House super PAC targets two freshman Dems with new ads MORE (R-N.Y.).

The Associated Press called the race for Delgado at 11:15 p.m. EDT.

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Delgado, a Rhodes scholar, defeated six other Democratic contenders in Tuesday’s primary. He will now face off against Faso in a top House race being targeted by Democrats.


Delgado was the fundraising leader, bringing in more than $2.2 million during the primary campaign. He previously worked in Los Angeles, where he started a hip-hop record label.

The primary for the 19th district was seen as a wide open fight with a big price tag. Between the seven Democratic candidates, they raised more than $7 million and spent almost $5 million.

While it’s considered a swing seat, President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE won Faso’s district by almost 7 points in 2016. But Democrats believe they still have a shot at reclaiming the seat since it was previously carried twice by former President Obama.