“Democratic unity is the most important thing we can bring to the fight to flip NY-01 this year.”

Bridget Fleming.

Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn suspended her bid for Congress in NY-01 stating, “I’m convinced that drawing out a contested primary through late August will prove fatal to the Democratic candidate.”

Jackie Gordon, who initially campaigned for NY-01 due to the previous congressional map, will now run in NY-02, where she resides.

Ms. Hahn took the opportunity to endorse another candidate NY-01: “To ensure Democrats have the best chance to flip this seat, I am suspending my campaign and will support my colleague Bridget Fleming.”

Bridget Fleming thanked Ms. Hahn on Twitter: “I want to thank Kara for running a great race. Kara has been a model public servant with an extraordinary work ethic and commitment to bettering the lives of Long Islanders. I look forward to continuing to work with her in the County Legislature.”