GOP declares Amedore victory in NY 46th

Dec 17, 2012

Republicans have declared victory in the last Senate race that remained unresolved after November's elections. That strengthens the hand of Republicans in a bipartisan coalition that will run the chamber beginning Jan. 1. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports.

Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos  says Monday that Assemblyman George Amedore  has won the 46th District race over Democrat Ceclia Tkaczyk .

(There is a challenge: Tkaczyk's campaign says it will appeal the decision).

The district was created by the Republicans earlier this year to help protect their majority in a state where Democrats have a nearly 2-to-1 voter enrollment advantage.

A week ago, the Republicans appeared to have lost the majority and struck a deal with the five breakaway members of the Independent Democratic Conference.

That unprecedented bipartisan coalition will control legislation, perks and committee assignments for the next two years.

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