"An insurgent challenger is close to toppling an establishment-backed Democrat from New York City — and some climate activists are unhappy about it.
House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and hotelier Suraj Patel were separated by fewer than 1,000 votes in early returns, ahead of two other challengers. New York will release the final results after June 30, the deadline for ballots postmarked by Election Day to reach election authorities.
Climate activists had boosted challengers to other longtime incumbents, like educator Jamaal Bowman's primary against House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.).
But New York's 12th District was different."