Former federal prosecutor Dan Goldman was declared the winner in the 10th Congressional District’s Democratic primary early Wednesday morning by The Associated Press. Spectrum News NY1 has not declared a victor in the race.

Goldman leads the race with about 1,300 votes separating him and his closest competitor, Manhattan Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, who has yet to concede.

As of early Wednesday morning, Rep. Mondaire Jones and Councilmember Carlina Rivera were close behind the two with 18.2% and 17% of the votes, respectively.

There could be as many as 13,000 outstanding absentee ballots that still need to be counted in the race. Additional counting will resume Wednesday morning.

Despite the outstanding ballots, Goldman felt confident in declaring victory Tuesday night, and released a statement thanking all his supporters.

“I want to say a heartfelt thank you to the other candidates in this race, who I have a deep respect for and very much look forward to working with going forward. Tonight’s result is a victory for all of us who are determined to fight for our fundamental rights – to expand abortion access throughout the country, to fight for our planet, and to protect our children and neighbors from the scourge of guns violence and hate crimes in our society,” he wrote.

“Thank you for your vote of confidence, and I am honored to be your Democratic nominee for Congress in the 10th District.”

Goldman is the heir to the Levi Strauss & Co. fortune and rose to prominence as lead counsel to House Democrats during former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment. He poured over $4 million of his own money into the race, bringing in millions more in supporter donations.

In the waning days of the campaign, his more progressive rivals specifically denounced him in an effort to convince voters to consider an alternative, but no candidate dropped out and the leftwing opposition to Goldman failed to coalesce.

Niou thanked her supporters in a speech Tuesday night for agreeing with her message that “our district was not for sale.”

"I know tonight’s results aren’t yet what we hope to hear, but we will not concede until we count every vote,” Niou said.