New York State’s Congressional primaries were held on June 28.  Below is an overview of the highest profile Upstate races that were contested.

 Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout easily won this race, defeating Will Yandik 73% – 27%.

In the Republican race, John Faso easily defeated Andrew Heaney 67.6% – 31.5%

With moderate Republican Chris Gibson not running re-election, Democrats are hoping to pick up this seat, which President Obama won twice.

In the Republican primary, Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney bested two opponents with 41.3% of the vote.  She will face Democrat Kim Myers in November.  Also running in November will be businessman Martin Babinec, who has secured the Reform Party ballot line and who trying to gather signatures to qualify the Upstate Jobs Party.

Colleen Deacon won this three-way race, gaining 48.4% of the vote.  She will face first-term Republican John Katko in this Syracuse-area swing district in November.

 This seat, which President Obama won by a double digit margin in 2012, is considered one of the Democrats’ best opportunities to pick up a seat.