Perhaps the most striking result on Election Night wasn’t Zeldin’s performance, but instead the scope of Republican gains in the House of Representatives; Republicans flipped four congressional districts (NY-03 and NY-04 on Long Island, and NY-17 and NY-19 in the Hudson Valley), held NY-22 despite the retirement of John Katko, and substantially overperformed in two other high double-digit Biden seats (NY-20 in Albany and NY-25 in Rochester). The new crop of Republican Congressmen includes George Santos (likely the first openly gay Republican to be elected to Congress as a freshman) and Marc Molinaro, whose strong 2018 performance upstate in his own gubernatorial bid predated Zeldin’s improvements. The only Democratic survivor of this near-clean sweep of competitive seats, Pat Ryan, had previously won a special election earlier this year and could well have a strong future in state politics.
Congressional primary elections to watch today include Florida, New York and Oklahoma.These are Candidates in close races to vote for and cheer to victory. FloridaFL - 7, Anthony SabatiniFL - 13, Anna Paulina LunaFL - 1, Matt Gaetz New YorkNY - 22, Brandon WilliamsNY - 23, Carl Palladino Oklahoma runoffOK - 2 Josh Brecheen