Nadler wins Democratic primary

Nadler wins Democratic primary
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Longtime Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBy questioning Barr, Democrats unmasked their policy of betrayal Chris Wallace: Barr hearing 'an embarrassment' for Democrats: 'Just wanted to excoriate him' Apple posts blowout third quarter 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 EngelHuffPost reporter discusses progressives' successful showing on Tuesday Ex-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets Progressives soaring after big primary night 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-CortezDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Ethics Committee orders Tlaib to refund campaign ,800 for salary payments Hispanic Caucus asks for Department of Labor meeting on COVID in meatpacking plants 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.