New York’s primary elections for federal offices were held on June 24th this year. While all 27 of the state’s Congressional seats will be contested in November, there were just a few competitive primary races Upstate:
21st Congressional District — North Country (Republican)
Elise Stefanik, a former Bush Administration aide, defeated Matt Dohenya primary in the state’s northernmost congressional district, the 21st C.D., 61%-39%. Democratic incumbent Bill Owens is not running for re-election. She will face documentary filmmaker Aaron Woolf in November’s general election.
22nd Congressional District – Central New York (Republican)
Incumbent Republican Congressman Richard Hanna defeated Assemblymember Claudia Tenney, 53%-47%. With no Democrat on the ballot in November, the primary victory means that Hanna will return Washington for a third term in Congress.