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Unofficial result: Andrew Garbarino projected to win 2nd Congressional District

Democrats declare wins in three Senate and one Assembly race on election night

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As of midnight on election night, tens of thousands of absentee ballots remained to be counted, making projecting winners in any number of races for Congress and the State Legislature tricky, if not impossible. Check back with the Herald Wednesday morning for updated results.

Here’s what we knew as of midnight Wednesday:

Right around midnight, Andrew Garbarino, a Republican, was projected to win the 2nd Congressional District seat, defeating Democrat Jackie Gordon. The two battled in one of Long Island’s higher-profile races, this one to replace outgoing Republican Rep. Peter King, a national figure.

Nassau County Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs had declared three Democrats — State Sen. John Brooks, of Seaford, State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, of Long Beach, and Sen. Anna Kaplan, of Great Neck — as winners. The announcement came just before midnight on News 12. Brooks ran unopposed.

Kaminsky said, “It’s really gratifying to have the voters of the South Shore send me back” to Albany, noting that only a few years ago, none of Long Island’s senators were Democrats. 

In the State Assembly, it appeared Michaelle Solages, in the 22nd District, would coast to victory, with more than 60 percent of the vote and 71 percent of election districts reporting.

"I want to express my heartfelt appreciation to the voters of the 22nd Assembly District,” Solages said. “I am honored and humbled by your support. Due to your encouragement and unwavering commitment, we were successful. I will continue to work tirelessly on your behalf to help address the challenges we face, as well as secure lasting and meaningful improvements to our community."

Here were other vote totals in districts within the Heralds’ coverage area. These tallies were as of 1 a.m. and were unofficial. Check back Wednesday morning for updated totals. All results are from the New York State Board of Elections.

Second Congressional District

Andrew Garbarino, Republican — 112,708 votes — 52.28 percent

Jackie Gordon, Democrat — 91,334 — 40.29

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Third Congressional District

George Santos, Republican — 123,321 votes — 46.61 percent

Thomas Suozzi, Democrat — 122,840 votes — 46.42 percent

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Fourth Congressional District

Kathleen Rice, Democrat — 124,580 — 48.42 percent

Douglas Tuman, Republican — 112,338 — 43.66 percent

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Fifth Congressional District

Gregory Meeks, Democrat — Unopposed — 178,534 — 81.92 percent

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Sixth State Senate District

 Dennis Dunne Sr., Republican — 51,547 — 49.43 percent

Kevin Thomas, Democrat — 44,799 — 42.96 percent

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Seventh State Senate District

Anna Kaplan, Democrat — 55,204 — 48.01 percent

David Franklin, Republican — 50,946 — 44.30 percent

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Eighth State Senate District

John Brook, Democrat — Unopposed — 59,922 — 55.26 percent

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Ninth State Senate District

Todd Kaminsky, Democrat — 55,002 — 49.41 percent

Victoria Johnson, Republican — 47,467 — 42.64 percent

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13th Assembly District

Charles Lavine, Democrat — 23,685 — 54.43 percent

Andrew Monteleone, Republican — 16,193 — 37.22 percent

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14th Assembly District

David McDonough, Republican — 26,709 — 54.87 percent

Kevin Gorman, Democrat — 17,240 — 35.42 percent

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15th Assembly District

Michael Montesano, Republican — 25,181 — 54.39 percent

Joseph Sackman III, Democrat — 17,256 — 37.27 percent

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17th Assembly District

John Mikulin, Republican — 26,210 — 55.96 percent

Mark Engelman, Democrat — 16,047 — 34.26 percent

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18th Assembly District

Taylor Darling, Democrat — 22,734 — 74.88 percent

 Cherice Vanderhall, Republican — 4,206 — 13.85 percent

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19th Assembly District

Edward Ra, Republican — 30,713 — 57.83 percent

Gary Port, Democrat — 17,697 — 33.32 percent

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21st Assembly District

Judy Griffin, Democrat — 22,981 — 47.29 percent

Patricia Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, Republican — 21,466 — 44.17 percent

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22nd Assembly District

Michaelle Solages, Democrat — 28,307 — 61 percent

Nicholas Zacchea, Republican — 14,336 — 30.92 percent