Posted by on September 15, 2010 in Blog

Read on for AAI’s summary of Arab American candidates and their primary election results in New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland. For more election results, check out Washington Post’s Winners and Losers of the September 14th primary or listen to the Diane Rehm Show to hear Donna Brazile, David Keene, and Amy Walter discuss the primary results and what it means.

New Hampshire

John Stephen won the GOP nomination for governor, beating out 3 other candidates with 62% of the vote.  Rich Ashooh (R) came in a very close second for U.S. Representative, missing the nomination by just a few percentage points and less than 3,000 votes; fellow Arab American candidate Bob Bestani (R) came in at 4th place out of the 8 candidates running for that same position.

New York

Richard Hanna (R) was uncontested in his race and so he becomes the official GOP candidate for U.S. Representative of New York’s 24th District, moving on to challenge Democratic incumbent Michael Arcuri.


The two Arab American incumbents, State Senator Steven Baddour (D) and State Representative Patricia Haddad (D), were both uncontested in this primary and will move forward to the November 2 elections.


Sid Saab came close but unfortunately did not get the votes necessary to move on to the general election in November. 


Remember, you can always find an updated list of Arab American candidates running for office here.  If you know of an Arab American who is on the ballot but isn’t listed, please let us know!


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