Republicans in New York’s 115th Assembly District are choosing between the incumbent and a challenger who is repeating her 2012 primary contest.
In New York’s North Country, the key primary race finds incumbent Republican Janet Duprey facing challenger Karen Bisso in a rematch. Duprey won in 2012 and says she’s a bit surprised that she’s facing the same challenger. “Certainly I won substantially two years ago and then certainly won the general election by an even greater margin. So it was a surprise that the same challenger came back. But I feel up to the challenge.”
Voters in Connecticut are going to the polls on this primary day with the race for the Republican nomination for governor topping the ballot interest, but there are other races of note as well, including one convicted felon trying to make a political comeback. For more on the primary voting today in Connecticut, we turn to John Dankosky, the news director of WNPR Public Radio, and host of the program "Where We Live." We begin with the Republican primary for governor, where Greenwich businessman Tom Foley is facing off against state senator John McKinney.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner failed by a huge margin to make a political comeback in the New York City Mayor’s race , trailing far behind winner Bill DeBlasio and second place finisher William Thompson. Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer also was defeated in his attempt to get elected to a lesser seat- that of New York City Comptroller. But Steve Greenberg, a political analyst and spokesman for Siena College polling, says Spitzer, unlike Weiner, is more likely to get a second chance for a come back in the future, if he wants to. Spitzer, who resigned the governorship in 2008 over a prostitution scandal, received 48% of the vote to winner Scott Stringer’s 52%. Weiner, whose sexting scandal continued to plague him during the campaign, got less than 5% of the primary vote.