New York GOP chairman beats billionaire to claim GOP nod in western New York House primary

New York GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy won the Republican nomination for the state’s 23rd Congressional District on Tuesday, marking the end of a contentious primary cycle the party initially hoped would be stress-free.

Langworthy announced his bid for the open seat after incumbent Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) dropped his reelection campaign in June following backlash for his support of some gun restrictions. The campaign then took a turn after challenger Carl Paladino waded into the race, turning the primary into a competitive battle between two well-known conservatives for the reliably red seat. 

The 23rd Congressional District, when it comes into existence
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