Rep. Mondaire Jones was defeated by the former federal prosecutor, who also defeated Yuh-Line Niou, a member of the state assembly.
THE NEW YORK A crowded field of Democrats, including incumbent Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.), were defeated by former federal prosecutor Dan Goldman in the race for a new congressional district in Lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn.
During the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, Goldman served as counsel to House Democrats. He aggressively drew on this background in campaign advertising and forums to position himself as a candidate with special investigative skills that he could use against the GOP.
Around 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, with just over 1,000 votes separating him from state Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou in a race with 13 candidates and more than 64,000 votes cast, he declared victory. The race was called for him by the Associated Press hours later.
Goldman informed supporters as he announced victory, "While we will appreciate and respect the Democratic process and ensure that all the votes are counted, it is fairly evident from the way that the results have come in that we have won." It is because of you and everyone in this room who toiled so assiduously to bring us together, working toward a shared pragmatic and progressive vision for this city and this nation.
You said she was holding out for the complete tally when speaking to her supporters before the AP's call.
"The outcomes from tonight don't yet match our expectations. However, until all votes have been counted, we will not concede," Niou stated. "Because what we can accomplish as a team is too essential to give up now. In this election, we hope to have communicated a strong mission and message. We conveyed the idea that things could change for the better and that citizens could regain control of their government.
Jones conceded Tuesday night. He decided to relocate to the city to escape a potential primary contest with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) in the suburbs of New York. He presently represents a portion of Rockland and Westchester counties. Town Council Participant Carlina Rivera also acquiesced.
For the Brooklyn-and-Manhattan seat, which was created by a court-ordered redistricting scheme, a packed field of candidates contended.
Polls showed Goldman to be the front-runner, and his rivals instantly tried to portray him as being too moderate for the district. However, the institutional left of the city dispersed its support among a number of those contenders.
An heir to the Levi Strauss & Co. fortune, Goldman contributed $4 million of his own money to the competition and got early funding from friends, family, and business acquaintances. He was able to flood the airwaves with advertisements because of his big finances.
In an area with many wealthy liberals, the New York Times gave him a crucial nudge in favor of him.
Rivals began focusing on removing Goldman from the lead in the latter stages of the contest, accusing him of attempting to purchase the victory. Still, they chose not to unite behind a single candidate.
Jones and Niou criticized Goldman's riches and personal assets in a combined press conference. Additionally, Rivera and former Representative Liz Holtzman, who is also running for office in the NY-10, had a similar tag-team event last week to criticize Goldman over statements he later walked back, suggesting he was open to certain restrictions on the surgery.
Political consultant Jon Paul Lupo, who is not working for anyone in the election, said that after he received the Times endorsement, it was obvious that he was the front-runner. And if you're one of the other contenders, you need to devise a strategy to track him down.
You relied heavily on door-to-door canvassing and phone banking, which are essential for a slow August primary. She received the Working Families Party's support despite finishing far to the left in a field of contenders for the progressive lane. In the general election, she might still run on the WFP's ticket.
Now, a Taiwanese American also grabbed the chance to bring together Manhattan's and Brooklyn's Sunset Park's Chinatowns to expand Asian representation in a district that is 20 percent Asian.
A judge ordered the creation of the 10th district after tossing out the gerrymandered redistricting plan approved by state Democratic lawmakers. The outcome destabilized the political landscape in New York.
The current 10th district is represented by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). However, his Upper West Side residence and center of operations were transferred to the 12th district, where he chose to run against fellow incumbent Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), which he won on Tuesday night.
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