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Miller reports easy win; Stavisky claims victory; Ulrich on top; Sanders triumphs

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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 10:21 pm | Updated: 2:26 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) told supporters he has won the primary to retain his seat, beating challenger Etienne David Adorno. Miller's campaign staff said Miller took 71 percent of the vote to Adorno's 29 percent, citing unofficial Board of Elections figures.

"We sent a powerful message tonight," Miller said. "In fact, the voters have sent a powerful message, that Mike Miller has done a good job."

He thanked his family, staff and supporters and reiterated a familiar refrain, saying, "This is the best job I've ever had. This is a job where you get to help people and do good things, and it makes you feel good about yourself."

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. (D-Laurelton) declared victory  at around midnight  in the race for the 10th Senatorial seat, triumphing over embattled incumbent Shirley Huntley and activist Gian Jones.

 

“This is not my victory,” Sanders declared. “This is the people’s victory.”

The new senator-elect claimed 57.1 percent of the votes, according to unofficial results from the New York Times. Huntley came in second with 39.9 percent and Gian Jones was in last place with 3 percent.

 

Huntley was recently indicted on corruption charges, stemming from an allegedly bogus nonprofit group that she funded with taxpayer money.

In other races, Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) appears to be beating Queens GOP favorite Juan Reyes with more than two-thirds of the vote in the race to face state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) in November; and state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) has claimed victory over challenger John Messer, according to posts on Twitter.

- Michael Gannon, AnnMarie Costella, Domenick Rafter and Peter C. Mastrosimone

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