Cuomo, Hochul Easily Win Democratic Primary

Gov. Cuomo easily defeated his left-wing challenger Zephyr Teachout in the Democratic nomination for governor. Gov. Cuomo’s running mate, Western New Yorker Kathy Hochul, defeated Teachout’s running mate, Tim Wu.

Cuomo and Hochul will have four ballot lines in the November election: the Democratic Party; the Working Families Party; the Independence Party line; and the newly-created Women’s Equality Party line.

Other Notable Election Results

State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) was defeated by Kevin Stocker, who won their race for the 60th Senate District by a 57%-43% margin. Stocker, an attorney, lost to Grisanti in 2012. In November, he will face Democrat Marc Panepinto. Grisanti will be on the Independence Party line in November. If he remains in the race, he could be a factor in the outcome.

In the Hudson Valley, Terence Murphy defeated Bob Castelli in the Republican primary, 70% – 30%. Murphy will face Democrat Justin Wagner in November in the race to replace Republican Greg Ball.

In the raced to replace Republican George Maziarz, North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt defeated Gia Arnold 78%-22%. Ortt will face Democrat Johnny Destino in November.

Assembly District 143 (Erie County) – Mark Mazurek won the Democratic primary to replace Democrat Dennis Gabryszak who resigned in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal. He will face Republican Angela Wozniak in November.