Kyle Van De Water wins New York GOP primary to challenge Rep. Antonio Delgado

Kyle Van De Water wins New York GOP primary to challenge Rep. Antonio Delgado
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Army veteran Kyle Van De Water on Tuesday was declared the winner of New York’s Republican primary in the 19th District last month, and will challenge first-term Rep. Antonio DelgadoAntonio Ramon DelgadoDemocrats go big on diversity with new House recruits OVERNIGHT ENERGY: 20 states sue over Trump rule limiting states from blocking pipeline projects | House Democrats add 'forever chemicals' provisions to defense bill after spiking big amendment | Lawmakers seek extension for tribes to spend stimulus money House Democrats add some 'forever chemicals' provisions to defense bill after spiking major amendment MORE (D) in November.

Van De Water, an attorney and an army veteran, won with 57.5 percent of the vote, triumphing over Ola Hawatmeh, a fashion designer, according to The Associated Press.

The primary took place on June 23 but a surge in mailed ballots delayed the results. A number of other close races remain undecided.

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Van De Water will face Delgado in November. The incumbent was unopposed within his party. Nonpartisan election handicapper The Cook Political Report rates the race as "lean Democratic."

Delgado defeated then-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) in 2018 by just over 5 points. Trump won the district over Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Even the Post Office is political now | Primary action tonight | Super PACS at war Should Biden consider a veteran for vice president? Biden leads Trump by nearly 40 points in California: poll MORE in 2016 by 7 points.

New York’s primaries were originally scheduled for April 28, but were moved to June 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic.