NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Jackie Gordon has conceded to Republican Andrew Garbarino in a closely watched battle to succeed a longtime GOP congressman in a swing district on Long Island’s South Shore. Gordon says she congratulated Garbarino on his victory, writing in a statement posted on Facebook that she was “grateful for every single person who took the time to cast their vote.” The 36-year-old Garbarino will replace U.S. Rep. Peter King, who retires in January after 28 years in office. Garbarino had four terms in the Assembly. A lifelong Long Islander, Garbarino portrayed himself as a natural successor to King. He’s the son of a local party leader and runs a small law firm.
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