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 Faso'Law & Order: SVU' star wins court case, gets on ballot in NY congressional district Preventing violence isn’t partisan: Time to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act Five things to watch for in New York primaries 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.

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 TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser 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.