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Potential candidates for New York’s 2nd Congressional District have emerged, one day after U.S. Representative Peter King of Long Island announced he won’t run for reelection in 2020.

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The Democratic challengers in two of Long Island’s midterm congressional campaigns are facing steep fundraising obstacles. While the Democratic challengers have raised more money over the past three months, the Republican incumbents hold a big financial advantage.

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New York’s 1st Congressional District:

Self-funded businessman Perry Gershon has won the Democratic primary for New York’s 1st Congressional District in eastern Long Island.

He’ll go on to face two-term Republican incumbent Lee Zeldin.

Gershon, a Manhattan businessman, changed his registration to the East End in order to run against Zeldin. He loaned his campaign $1.3 million and pounded the air waves with advertisements.