Daniel Goldman Declares Victory; Niou Refuses to Concede Until Absentee Ballots are Counted
By Yehudit Garmaise
Daniel Goldman, with 25.7% of the vote, has declared victory in the race to represent NY District 10 in the US House of Representatives, although thousands of absentee ballots have yet to be counted.
“Amazing to see you all here,” Goldman told his cheering supporters at 10:30pm. “These truly are moments we live for.
“This has been an inspiring and humbling experience as a first-time candidate, and to stand in front of you today as your Democratic nominee for Congress.”
Coming just a bit more than 1,000 votes behind Goldman is Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, who is now showing 23.9% of the vote.
US Rep. Mondaire Jones (17th District), of Rockland County, who recently moved to Brooklyn to run in the 10th District is ranking third with 18.2% of the vote, and City Councilmember Carlina Rivera, who was an early frontrunner in the race, is coming in fourth with 16.9% of the vote.
Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon (52nd) is next with 6.2% of New Yorkers’ support, and former US Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, who previously served as the district attorney of Kings County and NYC’s comptroller, has 4.4% of the vote.
Goldman was supported by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and other Jewish community leaders in both Boro Park and Manhattan.
“I’m proud to have endorsed Dan,” Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein told BoroPark24 moments after Mr. Goldman declared victory. “I believe he is uniquely qualified and will be a representative that will fight relentlessly for all our diverse communities in Washington. Mazel tov Dan on your victory tonight!”
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