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Polls Open Tuesday In Yorktown For Primaries

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Yorktown Town Hall Tuesday for registered voters to weigh in on U.S. Senate and Congressional primaries.

A countywide Republican primary is being held for U.S. Senate, as three candidates square off to earn the right to challenge incumbent U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) in November.

The three Republicans seeking voter approval are U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (New York City), Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos and Manhattan attorney Wendy Long.

Two congressional primaries also are being held. In the newly aligned 18th District, five Democrats are jockeying to face off against incumbent Nan Hayworth (R-Mount. Kisco), who currently represents the 19th District.

Cortlandt Councilman Richard Becker and Buchanan resident Duane Jackson, a Times Square street vendor who helped thwart a car bomb explosion, are two local candidates in the race. Also competing are Wappinger Falls Mayor Matt Alexander, Tuxedo Park Mayor Tom Wilson and Sean Maloney, a former aide to President Bill Clinton and governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson.

Meanwhile, in the 17th District, currently occupied by Nita Lowey (D-Harrison), Jim Russell, a Hawthorne resident, and Joe Carvin, supervisor of Rye, are running to represent the Republican Party.

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