The biggest primary race in NY has got to be Charlie Rangel's attempt to hold onto the congressional seat he's held for twenty-one terms. Personally, I've always liked Rangel, but I've been appalled at his recent ethical lapses. As much as it pains me to say it, I'd have to throw my support behind Adriano Espaillat, a Dominican-American state senator running in a heavily Dominican district (I think he'd represent his constituents well). I think Rangel will survive though, with turnout projected to be low. As I said before, I like Rangel, flaws and all, so I won't be upset if he wins, and he'll have a certain amount of congressional seniority, even though he will be used as a scapegoat for Republican politicians hoping to make points about the "bipartisan" nature of poor Congressional ethics.
In the newly formed 7th Congressional District, I'd have to say that I think Nydia Velasquez has been doing a fine job, and I hope she wins reelection. There's some scuttlebutt about her primary opponents being proxies in a conflict with Brooklyn Democratic party boss Vito Lopez, but I don't know enough about Brooklyn politics to comment with any authority... I primarily view Brooklyn as a place where a bastard can drink and learn.
Closer to home, the race to watch is the primary to find a challenger to useless teabagger Nan Hayworth, who inexplicably beat John Hall in 2010. I have no real familiarity with the candidates, but any one of them is better that Nan.
That's the rundown, since I've bored you all with this post about local issues, I figure I owe a consolation prize on this primary day, so here's an appropriate video: