Torres, Maloney Declared Winners In NY House Primary

The New York Times reports:

After six weeks of delays, the New York City Board of Elections confirmed results in a pair of congressional races on Tuesday evening, delivering victories to a longtime Democratic incumbent and a young city lawmaker who could be a trailblazer for gay and African-American rights.

In the South Bronx, Ritchie Torres, a 32-year-old New York City councilman, won a 12-way Democratic primary for a soon-to-be-open House seat, continuing a dramatic remaking of the New York congressional delegation.

Just to the south, Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, 74, narrowly brushed back a primary challenge from Suraj Patel, 36. The longtime incumbent just managed to sidestep a wave of youthful progressivism that has tilted New York’s congressional delegation to the left.