TIME TO VOTE: Early voting begins in NY congressional primary


Early voting began Saturday in New York’s congressional party primaries, which will set the final field for a slew of competitive contests in the general election this autumn.

In New York City, the most closely watched race in the Democratic primary features a battle between two heavyweight incumbents who were forced to run against each other when a judge redrew the boundaries of the state’s congressional districts.

U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler and U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney face each other, plus newcomer Suraj Patel, a Democrat who has run for the office twice before.

There’s also the wide-open 10th Congressional District primary, where no fewer than 13 Democrats are on the ballot seeking to represent much of Lower Manhattan and north/central Brooklyn. The front-runners in that race include City Council Member Carlina Rivera, Trump impeachment attorney Dan Goldman, former Congress Member Liz Holtzman, current upstate Congress Member Mondaire Jones and Assembly Members Yuh-Line Niou and Jo Anne Simon.