Attorney and heir to the Levi Strauss fortune Dan Goldman won his Democratic primary election in New Yorks 10th Congressional District Tuesday, beating out a crowded field of contenders and kicking incumbent Rep. Mondaire Jones (D) to the curb.
Amid the chaos of redistricting, NY-10 became a magnet for Democratic hopefuls. Incumbent NY-10 Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D) opted to perform in a neighboring district instead, while Jones began his run in NY-10 after his original district was split. But Jones incumbency didnt defend against newcomers, including Goldman because the more moderate of the group, and rising progressive stars like NY Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (D) and NEW YORK Council Member Carlina Rivera (D).
With the majority of the progressive vote ultimately split in three different directions between Jones, Niou, and Rivera, Goldman had a path toward victory a moderate might not have otherwise observed in the district. Leaning on his role as lead counsel for the initial impeachment of former President Trump, Goldman framed himself as a pragmatist and reliable vote for the mainstream Democratic agenda.
And even though Jones seniority would usually give him an advantage with endorsements, Goldman were able to win some notable support, including an endorsement of the NY Times editorial board.
NY-10 is heavily blue and Goldman will probably face little contest in winning the overall election this fall.