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

Delgado wins Dem primary in N.Y. race to unseat Faso
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Attorney Antonio Delgado is projected to win his crowded Democratic primary, setting up a high-profile race against Rep. John FasoJohn James FasoDemocrats go big on diversity with new House recruits Kyle Van De Water wins New York GOP primary to challenge Rep. Antonio Delgado The most expensive congressional races of the last decade MORE (R-N.Y.).

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

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.

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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 TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe 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.