Heads Held High. Hats off the Lee Zeldin for making the race so close. He poured his heart and soul into the campaign. While the outcome was bittersweet, he made it very close. That in a deep blue state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1. He gave up certain re-election to the House of Representatives to be the GOP standard bearer. He fought the good fight. Heads Held High. Zeldin is a young man with a bright future as he embarks on the next chapter of his career !!