NYS Special Elections Show Mixed Results


There‚Äôs good news and bad news for Democrats in New York State. 

On one hand, voters in the Bronx and Westchester County have elected Democratic candidates in two special State Senate races.  

Shelley Mayer is declaring victory in Westchester.

But, despite the two victories, it appears Republicans will, for the time being at least, maintain a one vote majority in the Senate, as rogue Democrat Simcha Felder of Brooklyn says he will continue to caucus with the GOP.

In the Capital Region, Republicans Jake Ashby in Rensselaer County and Chris Hague in Schoharie County are the apparent winners in their respective Assembly races. 

Ashby finished the night with a 280 vote margin over Democrat Cindy Doran, and will succeed Steve McLaughlin, while Hague is the apparent winner for Pete Lopez's vacant Assembly seat.

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