Liuba Grechen Shirley beat the Democratic Party establishment candidate by 16 points in the primary Tuesday for a seat on Long Island. But now she faces Representative Peter King, who has been in office for 25 years and routinely wins by double digits. Still, Ms. Grechen Shirley notes that Democrats have a slight edge in voter registration, and possibly in energy.
“I had a press conference outside of King’s office and a man came up to me and said, ‘My wife voted for you. I am a Republican, so I couldn’t vote in the primary but I am going to vote for you in November and I’d like to give you a donation.’”
“People have had enough,” Ms. Grechen Shirley said.