Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

By Mara Gay and Thomas MacMillan

Espaillat - Keith Wright - Slyvia's

New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Assemblyman Keith Wright and U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel outside Sylvia’s Restaurant Thursday (Photo: John Taggart | The Wall Street Journal)

New York state Assemblyman Keith Wright conceded defeat Thursday in the race for the Democratic nomination to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, paving the way for state Sen. Adriano Espaillat to potentially become the first Dominican-American member of Congress.

The primary fight ended Thursday afternoon with a handshake outside Sylvia’s Restaurant, a Harlem landmark at the heart of a neighborhood that has long been the center of black political power in New York City.

Outside the restaurant, where they had met privately alongside Mr. Rangel, Messrs. Espaillat and Wright clasped hands.

“I thank all of you for your support and let’s move forward,” Mr. Espaillat said.

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One Response to “Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ”

  1. Great. We just sent an uneducated, do nothing politician to the House.

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