Yvette Clarke wins NY House primary

Yvette Clarke wins NY House primary
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Rep. Yvette ClarkeYvette Diane ClarkeThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Top tech executives testify in blockbuster antitrust hearing Hillicon Valley: Tech CEOs brace for House grilling | Senate GOP faces backlash over election funds | Twitter limits Trump Jr.'s account The Hill's Coronavirus Report: INOVIO R&D Chief Kate Broderick 'completely confident' world will develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine; GOP boxed in on virus negotiations 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.


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 EngelOvernight Defense: Trump reportedly considering replacing Esper after election | FBI, Air Force investigating after helicopter shot at in Virginia | Watchdog says UK envoy made inappropriate comments on religion, race, sex Watchdog: Trump's UK envoy made inappropriate remarks on religion, race, sex Allegations roil progressive insurgent's House bid 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.