5 Takeaways from Long Island’s August Primaries

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A chaotic primary election season marred by lawsuits, repeatedly redrawn district lines and a court-ordered two-month delay in the congressional race vote reached an anticlimactic conclusion in the August primaries on Long Island.

Of the 15 candidates running in four congressional primaries — two each for Democrats in Nassau County and Republicans in Suffolk County — there were no upsets, with candidates either backed by their party or otherwise considered the favorite in their respective campaigns advancing to the general election in November. A pair of Democratic primaries in two of the nine New York State Senate districts on Long Island were similarly undramatic.

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