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Teachout, Faso Declare Victory In Dutchess Congressional Primaries

Zephyr Teachout and John Faso are leading their respective party primaries for the 19th Congressional District race.
Zephyr Teachout and John Faso are leading their respective party primaries for the 19th Congressional District race. Photo Credit: Screen shots

DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Zephyr Teachout and John Faso have each declared victory in the Democratic and Republican primaries for the 19th Congressional District.

In declaring her Democratic-primary win, Teachout tweated, "Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. A huge victory. Now the real fight begins!"

Faso's campaign has declared victory in the Republican primary; its Facebook page includes an election-night photo of the candidate and states, "We did it!"

Unofficial results from the New York Board of Elections show Teachout with a massive lead in the Democratic primary over opponent Will Yandik. The results, which have 428 out of 509 election districts in, show Teachout leading by 12,168 votes (73.47 percent) to just 4,347 (26.25 percent) for Yandik.

All 60 districts are in for the Dutchess portion of the district. Those number show Teachout carrying the county with 2,090 votes (82.22 percent) to 445 (17.51 percent).

Yandik has not mentioned the primary outcome on his campaign social-media accounts or website.

On the Republican side, state results show Faso leading Andrew Heaney. With 428 out of 509 election districts in, Faso is up with 9,034 votes (66.44 percent) to Heaney's 4,436 (32.62 percent).

No reactions on Heaney's behalf have been posted to his website or social-media accounts.

Heaney, in contrast, is ahead in the Dutchess portion of the district. Results show Heaney with 1,404 votes (57.54 percent) in Dutchess to Faso's 1,021 (41.84 percent).

The sprawling Congressional district, which covers the majority of Dutchess County , stretches out to towns near Albany and Binghamton, among others.

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