All the candidates that the Hudson City Democratic Committee wanted on the Democratic line will appear on the Democratic line in November after Tuesday's Democratic primary.
Nick Haddad withstood the challenge from Linda Mussmann in the "opportunity to ballot" write-in primary, receiving two votes for every one cast for Mussmann. The numbers--still unofficial--being reported by the Board of Elections tonight are Haddad 319, Mussmann 157, with an estimated 80 absentee ballots yet to be counted. It seems the only ward Mussmann carried was the Second Ward, and even that was by a slim margin.
The victories were even more dramatic in the ward races. In the First Ward, Sarah Sterling defeated John Musall 74 to 19 to be the Democratic candidate for supervisor, and David Marston and Larissa Thomas received 77 and 76 votes respectively to beat out Geeta Cheddie, who received 24 votes, to be the Democratic candidates for alderman.
In the Third Ward, Ellen Thurston won by a landslide, defeating her challenger for the Democratic line as supervisor, Glenn Martin, 94 to 16.
Musall, Cheddie, and Martin have all been endorsed by the Republicans, so it will be deja vu all over again for Sterling, Marston, Thomas, and Thurston in November, when all the voters--not just the Democrats--turn out at the polls. Only Haddad will have a different opponent in November: Republican candidate William Hallenbeck.