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N.Y. Primary Puts Democratic Establishment Power on Display

  • Progressive star Mondaire Jones defeated by Dan Goldman
  • Candidate backed by Ocasio-Cortez loses to moderate Maloney
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Establishment Democrats flexed their muscles against progressives in New York’s congressional primary elections, a sign that national enthusiasm from the left wing of the party doesn’t always translate into electoral victories. 

On Tuesday, Representative Mondaire Jones, once considered a progressive star in the House, lost his re-election bid. Incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney trounced Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-backed Alessandra Biaggi. In a battle of House veterans, Jerrold Nadler easily defeated fellow Manhattan Democrat Carolyn Maloney, but also progressive Suraj Patel.