Stunning thing about Rep. Joe Crowley’s apparent defeat tonight is not just the result but that it’s not even close. It looks like a 15-point margin. And he may not be the only incumbent to go down in New York City. Yvette Clarke in the 9th District is up by a single point, just about 300 votes over challenger Adem Bunkeddeko. As I wrote this morning, real elections are a great thing. New York City needs more of them.
Also felon Michael Grimm went down to a resounding defeat. I’d have liked both him and Donovan to lose. But since one had to win, this is probably the better result, though it’s probably a harder race for Democrats to win now.
Of the two others I mentioned this morning, Eliot Engel crushed all his opponents and my rep, Carolyn Maloney, is winning comfortably, by a similar margin to the one Ocasio-Cortez holds over Crowley. Wow.