Rep. Jerry Nadler beats Rep. Carolyn Maloney in bitter New York House primary

Rep. Jerry Nadler beats Rep. Carolyn Maloney in bitter New York House primary

Published August 24, 2022
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NEW YORK — Rep. Jerry Nadler defeated his longtime colleague Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a contentious Democratic primary Tuesday in New York’s newly drawn 12th Congressional District, NBC News projects.

He’s all but guaranteed in November’s general election to win the heavily Democratic district, which merged Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Upper East Side into one and pitted the two long-serving lawmakers against each other.

“Absolutely, I’ll seek to remain the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, and I don’t think there’s much question that that’ll happen,” Nadler said. “What I want to achieve is, I believe this country is really a democratic system — with a small d — is threatened. And we’re in a pivotal position on the Judiciary Committee to defend against that threat through voting rights legislation and administration.”

Maloney had sought to play up the gender dynamics in the race, noting that she’s the only woman representing Manhattan in Congress and suggesting that Nadler was benefiting from an “old boys’ network” in New York City.