If Phil Rizzuto were still around, he might be saying, "Holy Cow." He might also be saying, "What the hell is going on in this country?" What a primary election, overall. The governor's race was predictable, Assembly primaries - fairly predictable, and the Attorney General's primary race in the end turned out pretty predictable, too. But the state Senate? Holy Cow. For the essential numbers and a concise analysis, read State & Broadway's memo, which can be found reproduced on this website. But what happened in the state senate primaries is a much different story, emblematic of what's happening in this country, something both good and bad, and a clear indication of larger political trends that we ignore at our peril.
But alas the primaries are done. For a good analysis of the upcoming state Senate races in the general election, where control of the Senate is in play, read City & State's recent prognostication here.