Nassau County Legislator Francis Becker will get a second chance to challenge Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy for her seat in November, after the Lynbrook resident won the Republican primary Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Becker received 55 percent of the vote to challenger Frank Scaturro, who garnered 44 percent. The two candidates had sparred for the nomination in 2010, when Becker was also victorious.
"Thank you to everyone who came out to vote at the polls today," Becker said on his Facebook page after Wednesday’s election. "Thank you for caring about our country and community and also supporting our system of democracy."
A federal court approved a new district map in March, which shifted McCarthy to New York’s 4th Congressional District that includes Long Beach and other parts of southern Nassau County, replacing Rep. Peter King.
Becker will face McCarthy, who ran unopposed on the Democratic line, in the November race. McCarthy defeated Becker in 2010 for a bid to the seat, 89,828 votes to 77,483.