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A law professor backed by Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Health Care — Presented by March of Dimes — Abortion access for 65M women at stake Hospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan Sanders urges Biden to delay Medicare premium hike linked to Alzheimer's drug MORE is projected to win the Democratic primary for a New York House seat.
Zephyr Teachout, a former New York gubernatorial candidate, defeated Livingston town Councilman Will Yandik.
Teachout, a progressive firebrand, was endorsed by Bernie Sanders and picked up many endorsements from influential Democrats in the district.
In November she will face John Faso, who on Tuesday night was projected to win the Republican primary for the same seat.
Faso, a former state Assembly minority leader, won a bruising primary against businessman Andrew Heaney, who tied himself to Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE.
Heaney tried to cast his opponent as a political insider, but Faso consolidated support from most of the local GOP county committees and from the state’s Conservative Party.
Faso and Teachout will face off for the right to replace Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) in New York’s 19th district, in the Hudson Valley.
The seat is considered a toss-up. President Obama won the district in both 2008 and 2012.