Longtime Thorn in Retiring Rangel’s Side Wins New York's 13th District
Two-time primary challenger Adriano Espaillat wins

New York state lawmaker Adriano Espaillat shakes hands with the crowd before speaking at the 116th Street Festival, billed as the largest Latin festival in the northeast, in East Harlem. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democratic state Sen. Adriano Espaillat’s win in New York’s 13th District on Tuesday night marks the first time since the 1960s that someone not named Charles B. Rangel was elected to fill that seat.

Espaillat will defeat Republican Tony Evans, The Associated Press projects. With 60 percent of precincts reporting, Espaillat led Evans 89 percent to 6 percent. With his victory, Espaillat becomes the first Dominican-American elected to Congress.

Espaillat Declares Victory in Charlie Rangel's New York Seat
Keith Wright, Rangel's favored candidate, refuses to concede

New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, right, declared victory Tuesday, but as of midnight, the Associated Press had not yet called the race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

For the first time in 46 years, New York Democrat Charles B. Rangel will not be in Congress next year.

His successor is still unknown. As of midnight, the Associated Press had not yet called the winner in Tuesday's primary in the safe Democratic 13th District.

New York Could Hold Key to Democratic Majority in House
Tuesday's primaries are first hurdle in flipping competitive seats

New York Republican Rep. John Katko is one of the Democrats' top targets this year. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democrats are in a New York State of mind. 

Their party must pick up 30 seats to win control of the House, and to even come close, they need to sweep all or most of the competitive New York seats.