David Lombardo - The Daily Gazette

Nov 10, 2012

The outcome of one Capital Region New York State Senate race could be the key to whether the Senate majority remains in the hands of Republicans, or flips to Democrats, giving Democrats full control of both legislative chambers and the governor’s office.

However, the final tally in the New York State Senate’s 46th District isn’t expected anytime soon. Both candidates - Republican Assemblyman George Amedore and Democrat Cecelia Tkaczyk  - declared victory on election night, and both were in court Friday to begin the process of reviewing ballots in what’s expected to be a lengthy recount process.

For more on the race WAMC's Bob Barrett spoke with David Lombardo, state politics reporter for the Schenectady Daily Gazette.