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Primaries highlights Nadler defeats Maloney in battle of N.Y. Democrats

Rep. Jerrold Nadler won the Democratic nomination for New York’s newly redrawn 12th Congressional District, defeating Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney on Aug. 23. (Video: Reuters)

Welcome to special coverage of another day of primary elections from Post Politics Now.

Today, voters in New York, Florida and Oklahoma choose their nominees for November’s elections as the highly charged primary season winds down. Just four states remain on the primary calendar — Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Delaware — with contests in September. Louisiana holds its hybrid primaries on Election Day, Nov. 8.

In Florida, Democrats nominated former governor and current congressman Charlie Crist to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in one of the most closely watched races. In the Senate contest, Democrats backed Rep. Val Demings, the former Orlando police chief, as the nominee against Sen. Marco Rubio (R).

What you need to know

  • The slate of Black Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate advancing to the general election is growing with the nomination of Demings. In this election cycle’s primary races so far, Democrats have nominated Black candidates in eight states.
  • In Oklahoma, Rep. Markwayne Mullin won the GOP nomination for Senate, defeating former state House speaker T.W. Shannon, and will be favored in November to complete the term of retiring Sen. James M. Inhofe (R).
  • In New York’s 10th District, a dozen candidates in the Democratic primary are vying for an open seat. They include former House impeachment manager Daniel Goldman and Rep. Mondaire Jones, who moved from another district as part of the redistricting scramble.
  • In New York’s 17th District, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney won the nomination, a post-redistricting payoff for the moderate Democrat after he gambled on switching from a competitive district to a safer one. Maloney is the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • In New York’s 23rd District, there is a competitive Republican primary pitting Carl Paladino, a former GOP gubernatorial candidate known for controversial comments, against Nick Langworthy, the state Republican Party chairman.
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Here's what to know:

The slate of Black Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate advancing to the general election is growing with the nomination of Demings. In this election cycle’s primary races so far, Democrats have nominated Black candidates in eight states.
In Oklahoma, Rep. Markwayne Mullin won the GOP nomination for Senate, defeating former state House speaker T.W. Shannon, and will be favored in November to complete the term of retiring Sen. James M. Inhofe (R).
In New York’s 10th District, a dozen candidates in the Democratic primary are vying for an open seat. They include former House impeachment manager Daniel Goldman and Rep. Mondaire Jones, who moved from another district as part of the redistricting scramble.
In New York’s 17th District, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney won the nomination, a post-redistricting payoff for the moderate Democrat after he gambled on switching from a competitive district to a safer one. Maloney is the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
In New York’s 23rd District, there is a competitive Republican primary pitting Carl Paladino, a former GOP gubernatorial candidate known for controversial comments, against Nick Langworthy, the state Republican Party chairman.

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