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Nadler wins Democratic primary

Nadler wins Democratic primary
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Longtime Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTech industry pushes for delay in antitrust legislation Senate on collision course over Trump DOJ subpoenas Black Democrats press leaders for reparations vote this month MORE (D) won the June 23 Democratic primary in New York’s 10th District, leaving him well placed to earn a 16th term in November in the safe blue district.

Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, won with 62 percent of the vote. He prevailed over Democrats Lindsey Boylan and Jonathan Herzog.

Nadler last attracted primary competition in 2016, when he won with 90 percent of the vote.

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The race was called on Wednesday after a surge of mail-in ballots delayed results.

A handful of progressive insurgent candidates have challenged veteran lawmakers, with Jamaal Bowman looking likely to oust 16-term Rep. Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelDemocrats call on Blinken to set new sexual misconduct policies at State Department Lawmakers on hot mic joke 'aisle hog' Engel absent from Biden address: 'He'd wait all day' Bowman to deliver progressive response to Biden's speech to Congress MORE (D-N.Y.) in a primary.

Unlike Engel, however, Nadler won the support from mainstream Democrats and progressive alike, including from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse Democrats unveil spending bill to boost staff pay, maintain lawmaker pay freeze Five takeaways from New York's primaries Ocasio-Cortez says she ranked Wiley first, Stringer second in NYC mayoral vote MORE (D-N.Y.).

New York’s primaries were originally scheduled for April 28 but were moved to June 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Like states across the country, New York has seen a surge in mail-in ballots that delayed results.