“Rep. Jerry Nadler defeated his longtime colleague Rep. Carolyn Maloney in a contentious Democratic primary Tuesday in New York’s newly drawn 12th Congressional District, NBC News projects.
“He’s all but guaranteed in November’s general election to win the heavily Democratic district, which merged Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Upper East Side into one and pitted the two long-serving lawmakers against each other.
“Nadler and Maloney were both first elected in 1992 and have since risen to prominence in the House: Nadler chairs the Judiciary Committee, and Maloney chairs the Oversight Committee.
“After he cast his ballot in the Upper West Side on Tuesday morning, Nadler told NBC News he intends to keep his top spot on the Judiciary panel if he is re-elected.”
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