Nassau County Legis. Francis Becker, R-Lynbrook, will get a second chance to challenge Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-Mineola for her seat in November, after winning the Republican primary Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Becker received 55 percent of the vote to challenger , who garnered 44 percent. The two candidates had sparred for the nomination in 2010, when Becker was also victorious.
"Thank you to everyone who came out to vote at the polls today," Becker said on his Facebook page after Wednesday’s election. "Thank you for caring about our country and community and also supporting our system of democracy."
The Fourth Congressional District under a redistricting plan by a three-judge Federal Court panel. The entire Wantagh community had previously been covered by Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford.
Becker will face McCarthy, who ran unopposed on the Democratic line, in the November race. for a bid to the seat, 89,828 votes to 77,483.