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Yvette Clarke wins NY House primary

Yvette Clarke wins NY House primary
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Rep. Yvette ClarkeYvette Diane ClarkeLawmakers call for small business aid at all levels of government The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Washington on edge amid SCOTUS vacancy The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Top tech executives testify in blockbuster antitrust hearing MORE has won the June 23 Democratic primary in New York’s 9th District, leaving her well placed to win an eighth term in November in the safe blue district.

Clarke won with 62 percent of the vote, prevailing over her closest rival, Adem Bunkeddeko, who had garnered nearly 18 percent, according to The Associated Press.

Bunkeddeko also challenged Clarke in 2018, with the New York lawmaker prevailing over the community activist by 53 percent to 47 percent.

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Results were called on Wednesday after being delayed by a surge in mail-in ballots.

A handful of progressive insurgent candidates have challenged incumbent lawmakers in New York this campaign cycle, with Jamaal Bowman looking likely to oust 16-term Rep. Eliot EngelEliot Lance EngelMeet the three Democrats who could lead foreign affairs in the House Trump relents as GSA informs Biden transition to begin Dozens of progressive groups endorse Joaquin Castro for Foreign Affairs chair MORE (D) in a primary.

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