Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Primary Results

Clinton, Spitzer, Cuomo, and most incumbents (except, perhaps, Ada Simth) win.

The closest race in the primaries was actually in my district between incumbent John Sabini and NYC Councilmember Hiram Monserrate. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, Monserrate needed only an additional 109 more votes to win. According to NY1, Sabini won with 6,052 votes (50.9 of the vote) and Monserrate lost with 5,944 votes (49.1 of the vote). It is extremely disappointing but not unexpected. I just hope that Sabini gets the message and does more for immigrant communities.

UPDATE: On the New York 1 website, the margin of victory is reported to be 204 votes and Monserrate has vowed to ask for a recount that would include a tally of absentee votes as well.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am glad that John Sabini won. Hiram seems to forget there are other people besides Hispanics in his district. He has done nothing for certain ares of his district. He really needs to understand ALL people in his district and put people on staff that are atually knoweledgable about this area.

Andrés Duque said...

Without you giving concrete examples, it's hard to respond. Recent bills that Monserrate has pushed in the City Council to regulate the rapidly expanding array of street food vendors (which is a huge issue in the area), to increase funding for HIV prevention, to secure votes for a Living Wage bill that provide raises to working families and to deal with increasing gang activity in the area impacts not just Hispanics but everyone. If he has been playing to his base (Latinos in the area) as he seeks office it's because that's where his votes are and yet he's also made inroads into other communities, and not just Hispanics.

Bernie said...

Knowing ahead of time they weren't going to win but wanting to make sure all the front runners didn't take anything for granted, I voted for darkhorse candidates up and down the Democratic line.