Peter King

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

For years, Long Island has had one big Congressional race: the First Congressional District on the East End.

But this year, NY-1 isn’t where the political class have their attention. The Second Congressional District is where the action is.

King Endorses Garbarino To Replace Him

Feb 11, 2020
Office of Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino

U.S. Representative Peter King of New York has endorsed Republican State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino to run for his congressional seat. King announced last fall that he wouldn’t seek a 15th term. King has represented New York's 2nd Congressional District for 28 years.

Courtesy of Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino / Facebook

Long Island Republicans have endorsed State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino in the race to replace U.S. Representative Peter King in New York’s 2nd Congressional District.  

Garbarino has served in the State Assembly for eight years.

He would run to replace Peter King in a swing district that voted for President Trump in 2016. King is stepping down after serving more than three decades in Congress. 

It’s unclear if Garbarino will face a contested primary.

Long Island Democrats are backing Babylon Town Councilmember Jackie Gordon for the 2020 race.

Courtesy of Grechen Liuba Shirley / AP

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.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

U.S. Representative Peter King of Long Island has announced that he will not seek reelection next year.