David Calone

Throne-Holst Will Challenge New York's Lee Zeldin
Absentee ballots pushed her over the edge in Democratic primary

New York Rep. Lee Zeldin is one of the most vulnerable members of the House. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Anna Throne-Holst, a former Southampton town supervisor, has won the Democratic primary for New York's 1st Congressional District.  

She defeated venture capitalist David Calone by 319 votes a week and a half after the state's June 28 primaries.   

Democratic Primary to Challenge Zeldin Will Be Competitive (Updated)

Democratic groups have targeted Zeldin as a vulnerable incumbent Republican. (File Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated August 4 11:05 a.m. | The Democrat who challenges GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin in New York’s 1st District will face a close race. But the eventual nominee will have a primary shaping up to be just as competitive, political handicappers say.  

The only two declared candidates for the Democratic nomination are Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst and former federal prosecutor and venture capitalist David Calone. They are locked in a tight race, with each candidate drawing on different bases of support in the Long Island district, and both having raised close to a half million dollars so far.