What to Watch in Tuesday’s Primaries

New York Republicans plan to exacerbate those problems this fall when they test whether a stellar national environment for their party can help end a nearly two-decade losing streak in the statewide race. But first, the primary voters must decide an increasingly fierce four-way GOP contest.

Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin is the choice of his party’s leadership, but he’s struggling to hold his own against the relentless attacks of his rivals, most notably Andrew Giuliani, the MAGA-branded son of former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, and Harry Wilson . a corporate turnaround specialist. Rob Astorino, a former Westchester County manager who was nominated by the party for governor in 2014, is also running.

The Democratic contest for lieutenant governor could be just as close. Lt. gov. Antonio Delgado remains the favorite, but Ana María Archila, a progressive activist, is riding a late wave of momentum, including an endorsement from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Diana Reyna, Mr Suozzi’s competitor, is also in the running. The winner meets Alison Esposito, a Republican who is unchallenged.

Due to delays in the production of new congressional and legislative maps, the primary elections for congressional and state senate seats across upstate New York will be held on August 23.

The insurgent liberal group Justice Democrats has suffered two high-profile defeats, narrowly lost its second attempt to unseat Rep. Henry Cuellar, a conservative Democrat, in South Texas, and failed to get one of its fiercest candidates, Nina Turner, into a House select headquarters in Cleveland.

The next shot for progressives comes Tuesday in Chicago’s Loop, where Kina Collins, a gun safety activist, is making a second attempt to overthrow Rep. Danny Davis, a veteran Democrat. Her run in 2020 was a bust; she lost by 46 percentage points. This time, however, Ms Collins boasts the support of the Chicago Tribune, which Mr Davis, 80, praised but argued “the time has come for offspring”.

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