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With Race Still Uncalled And Ballots Uncounted, Gordon Concedes To Garbarino In NY-2

NY-2 candidates Jackie Gordon and Andrew Garbarino
Courtesy of Jackie Gordon campaign and N.Y. State Assembly
NY-2 candidates Jackie Gordon and Andrew Garbarino

Republican Andrew Garbarino declared victory against Democratic challenger Jackie Gordon in the race for New York’s 2nd Congressional District on Long Island. Gordon conceded to Garbarino on Wednesday.

The Associated Press has not yet called the race. Long Island election officials are still counting absentee ballots.

The race garnered national attention as Garbarino and Gordon battled over the seat left open by retiring Republican Congressman Peter King. King was seen often with Garbarino on the campaign trail.

Garbarino is a lawyer and was a four-term state assemblyman, representing the Great South Bay area on Long Island.

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.