- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Latest on congressional primaries in New York (all times local):

11:30 p.m.

Former Nassau County executive Thomas Suozzi has won a five-way Democratic primary race in retiring Rep. Steve Israel’s Long Island district.

With the win Tuesday night, Suozzi will face Republican Jack Martins in what could be a competitive general election campaign.

Suozzi was defeated for re-election to his county post in 2009. He also ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic line in the 2006 governor’s race, losing to Eliot Spitzer.

Also running Tuesday were Jon Kaiman, Steve Stern, Anna Kaplan and Jonathan Clarke.

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11:10 p.m.

Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney has won a three-way Republican primary in the central New York district represented by retiring Republican Rep. Richard Hanna.

Tenney on Tuesday night defeated Syracuse-area businessman Steve Wells and Binghamton-area history teacher George Phillips.

Tenney’s conservative supporters included Carl Paladino, the 2010 Republican candidate for governor and a prominent backer of Donald Trump. She had unsuccessfully challenged Hanna in a GOP primary two years ago.

The Democrat in the race is Kim Myers, a Broome County legislator whose father started Dick’s Sporting Goods.

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10:45 p.m.

Democrat Zephyr Teachout and Republican John Faso will battle for an open upstate New York congressional seat this fall after winning their primary races.

Teachout defeated Will Yandik Tuesday night.

She became a progressive hero in 2014 by challenging Gov. Andrew Cuomo from the left and grabbing about a third of the primary vote. The Fordham University law professor moved into the district after that race.

Faso is a former state Assemblyman who lost a race for governor in 2006 against Democrat Eliot Spitzer. He defeated first-time candidate Andrew Heaney.

The district now represented by Republican Rep. Chris Gibson stretches west from the Hudson Valley and is closely split between Democrats and Republicans. Gibson is retiring after three terms.

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10:30 p.m.

A nine-way Democratic primary race in retiring Rep. Charles Rangel’s New York City district is too close to call.

State Sen. Adriano Espaillat held a small lead over Assemblyman Keith Wright Tuesday night with more than 90 percent of the vote counted. Espaillat had failed to knock off Rangel twice before in Democratic primaries.

Wright had the backing of Rangel and other prominent black politicians in a district that has remained a stronghold for black politicians for generations even as the number of Latinos grew.

Rangel won his congressional seat in 1970 by defeating Adam Clayton Powell Jr. in a Democratic primary.

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9:30 p.m.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler has won the Democratic primary for a New York congressional seat he’s held for nearly a quarter-century.

Nadler’s Tuesday night win came amid a contentious primary battle - the first time he’s faced a challenge in a Democratic primary in two decades.

Nadler’s support of President Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal was the center of the campaign in a New York City district heavily composed of Jewish voters.

His opponent, Oliver Rosenberg, said he thought voters felt betrayed by Nadler’s support of the measure. The former investment banker also accused Nadler of being out of touch with younger voters.

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12:30 a.m.

Primaries are being held Tuesday in the four New York congressional districts with incumbents retiring at the end of the year.

Nine Democrats are running to replace Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel and five more on Long Island are competing for Rep. Steve Israel’s seat.

There also are primary contests in the districts of Hudson Valley Republican Rep. Chris Gibson and central New York Republican Rep. Richard Hanna.

Gibson’s retirement from his eastern New York seat has led to Democratic and Republican primary races.

Democrat Zephyr Teachout is running against farmer Will Yandik. On the Republican side, former state Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate John Faso faces first-time candidate Andrew Heaney.

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