By Darreonna Davis
Howard University News Service
After redistributing that delayed New York primaries, U.S. Rep. Jerrold L. Nadler defeated his former congressional neighbor Carolyn Maloney, who served New York’s 14th District for nearly 40 years, in the Democratic primary.
Previously, Nadler represented the 10th Congressional District. However, redistricting in New York turned these allies into opponents when they were both drawn into the 12th District made up of the east side of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn and Queens.
Nadler’s votes (55.54%) more than doubled that of Maloney (24.06%). After this week’s win, the 40-year Congressman will spar with Republican Michael Zumbluskas this November.
Primaries in New York and other states on Tuesday along with those scheduled in early September are among the last elections leading up to the pivotal midterms on Nov. 8. All seats in the U.S. House of Representatives along with key Senate races will decide the political balance of power in the country.
Oklahoma Republicans Choose Trump-Backed Native American for Senate Candidate
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a business owner, member of the Cherokee Nation and former professional mixed martial artist, won the Republican primary for Oklahoma’s Senate.
Mullin, who has been a representative for the second Congressional district in the state of Oklahoma since November 2012, won 66.81% of the votes, the Oklahoma State Election Board reported. Back in June, none of the candidates even received 50% of votes — prompting this week’s runoff — but Mullin did receive most of the votes (44%).
In early July, Mullin was endorsed by former president Donald Trump. Mullin is one of many Trump-backed candidates who have seen success in their primaries, including Harriet Hageman who ousted former Congresswoman Liz Cheyney in Wyoming’s Republican primary race last week.
Mullin is set to face former Rep. Kendra Horn, D-Okla., to replace retiring Sen. Jim Inhofe, 87, who has served the citizens of Oklahoma in the Senate for nearly 30 years.
Darreonna Davis a reporter and regional bureau chief for HUNewsService.com.