Democratic Family Court Judge Theresa Whelan won Thursday over Republican attorney Tara Scully in the Democratic primary for Surrogate Judge, setting up an intense general election rematch for the patronage-rich judicial seat.
Whelan, leading 65 percent to 35 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting, thanked Democratic Chairman Rich Schaffer “for having confidence in me and my credentials.” She added: “I’m looking forward to presenting my credentials to the voters in November.”
A Scully campaign spokesman said she will have broad support in the general election.
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