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Nan Hayworth Defeated By Sean Patrick Maloney In New York Congressional Race

UNITED STATES - July 22: Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, Republican candidate from New York's 18th Congressional District,
UNITED STATES - July 22: Former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, Republican candidate from New York's 18th Congressional District, is interviewed by Roll Call. (Photo By Meredith Dake/CQ Roll Call)

Former Rep. Nan Hayworth (R) was defeated by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) in a rematch of the same race two years ago in New York's 18th congressional district on Tuesday.

The race was one of the most competitive in the state. Hayworth held the seat from 2010 to 2012, but lost to Maloney after the boundaries of the district were redrawn. Maloney, who narrowly beat Hayworth in 2012, received help during his campaign from Hillary Clinton, who traveled to his district to stump for him.

Last week, Hayworth released a campaign ad featuring her gay son, who told voters that his mother was "not an extremist." The ad drew criticism from LGBT groups, who said that Hayworth did not do enough to support pro-LGBT legislation while in office.

Maloney is the first openly gay man to be elected to Congress from New York.

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