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Big Lead for Lowey in Congressional Race UPDATE

Congresswoman Nita Lowey unofficially received 62 percent of the Rockland vote

With all of Westchester's districts unofficially counted, incumbent Nita Lowey led her opponents on Election Day with almost 67 percent of the vote to represent the redrawn 17th Congressional District.

The district includes all of Rockland County and parts of Westchester County. A 75-year-old Harrison Democrat, Lowey has served in Congress since 1993. 

Her opponents were Republican Joe Carvin and Frank Morganthaler, who ran on the "We the People" party line.  Morganthaler is 64 and lives in Hawthorne. Carvin is the Rye Town supervisor.

Lowey thanked the voters and spoke about her priorities to help  people struggling after Hurricane Sandy.

"Getting the power on and getting all the clothes and food that has been contributed out to the people who desperately need our help," she said. "There's a partnership here. And that's what this is all about."

In Rockland County, 115,794 voters cast ballots in Tuesday's elections. With 100 percent of Rockland's election districts in, Rockland's results showed:

Candidates # of votes Percentage of vote Nita Lowey (D) 72,324

64 Joe Carvin (R) 37,089 33 Frank Morganthaler (WTP) 1,011 1

At a White Plains GOP election night party Carvin gave a concession speech around 10:30 p.m.

"We said we are going to run a campaign that makes our friends and family proud, and that is what we did," Carvin said. Carvin listed many of the events he has participated in while campaigning and that it made him come to realize "the United States is humanity organized around an idea. It is a very special place." 

The Rye Town Supervisor also thanked many of his colleagues and his family for their support. 

District 17 includes all of Rockland County and Yorktown, Peekskill, Cortlandt, Mount Kisco, New Castle, Ossining, Mount Pleasant, North Castle, Greenburgh, Harrison, Rye in Westchester County

dita von struedel van trappyodel November 18, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Why do people vote for this radical, partisan, mean spirited person every election? This country is really going to pot.

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