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Jerrold Nadler Wins by Landslide in Manhattan Primary Battle

Rep. Jerrold Nadler handily defeated insurgent Oliver Rosenberg in a rare Democratic primary challenge for the longtime Manhattan Congressman.

Nadler had 25,527 votes, or 88%, compared to 2,949 for Rosenberg, with all precincts reporting, according to unofficial figures.

Rosenberg, a former Republican, had hoped to parlay anger among some Jewish voters over Nadler’s vote in favor of the Iran nuclear deal into a serious challenge.

But that apparently failed to materialize as Nadler’s popularity and name recognition in the district proved a powerful weapon in the rare June election, which drew an extremely light turnout.

“It’s a great night,” Nadler campaign spokesman Danny Schwarz told the Associated Press. “Tonight, in a pretty emphatic fashion, we heard from the voters.”

Nadler has represented the district centered on the heavily Jewish West Side since 1992. The 10th Congressional District now covers a large portion of Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, including the Hasidic Boro Park neighborhood.

In another New York race, Anna Kaplan, a Jew with roots in Iran was in fourth place behind frontrunner Thomas Suozzi in a Democratic primary race to replace Rep. Steve Israel on Long Island.

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