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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 DelgadoCuomo job approval drops 6 points amid nursing home controversy: poll Cuomo takes heat from all sides on nursing home scandal We lost in November — we're proud we didn't take corporate PAC money 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 ClintonDemocrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record 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.