Democrat Nancy Goroff wins NY primary to challenge Lee Zeldin

Democrat Nancy Goroff wins NY primary to challenge Lee Zeldin

Academic Nancy Goroff won the Democratic primary in New York’s 1st District and will challenge Rep. Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinDCCC reserves new ad buys in competitive districts, adds new members to 'Red to Blue' program Overnight Defense: House panel probes Pompeo's convention speech | UN council rejects US demand to restore Iran sanctions | Court rules against Pentagon policy slowing expedited citizenship The Hill's 12:30 Report: Republicans conduct in-person convention roll call MORE (R) in November.

Goroff, the former chair of the chemistry department at Stony Brook University, was declared the winner Wednesday by The Associated Press as she led a four-candidate field with 36.1 percent of the vote.

The primary took place on June 23 but a surge in mailed-in ballots has delayed the results.

Goroff will face Zeldin in November, who's currently on his third term. The Cook Political Report rates the race as “likely Republican.”

-- Updated on July 15