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Carolyn Maloney Wins Primary by a Landslide

By Shaye Weaver | June 29, 2016 8:36am
 Rep. Carolyn Maloney will be the 12th District's democratic nominee for Congress in November.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney will be the 12th District's democratic nominee for Congress in November.
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NEW YORK CITY — Congresswoman Rep. Carolyn Maloney will be the democratic nominee again this November.

Maloney took home 89 percent of votes during the Democratic primary on Tuesday, defeating her challenger, newcomer Pete Lindner.

Unofficial results from the NYS board of elections on Wednesday morning show 13,389 voted for Maloney and 1,435 for Lindner.

"I'm so grateful to all of the community leaders, grassroots activists and campaign volunteers who helped make this happen," Maloney said in a statement. "It is such an honor to serve as your Congresswoman and I will be working hard over the coming months to earn the district's support in November's general election."

In November, Maloney will face republican candidate Robert Ardini, who's worked in marketing and as a small business entrepreneur, according to his website.

If elected, Maloney will again represent the 12th District, which covers most of the East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island, Astoria, Long Island City, Greenpoint and parts of Woodside.

Since 1992, Maloney has served as a member of Congress, first representing the 14th District before the district was redrawn in 2013, putting her in charge of the 12th District, which was formerly the territory of current Seventh District congresswoman Rep. Nydia Velazquez.

Maloney has recently been vocal about gun safety and gay rights in light of the Orlando tragedy and says she has a lot more to accomplish.

"We have accomplished a lot together but we have more work to do," she said. "We need to expand affordable housing, secure equal rights for all Americans, pass real gun safety reforms, and more. I'm looking forward to taking on these challenges to improve our great city and move our country forward."

Lindner, 66, is a pro-marijuana activist and statistical analyst who's lived in Union Square for 26 years.