Two closely-watched New York state Senate races in the Hudson Valley went to Republicans. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more.
In the 41st Senate District, incumbent Democrat Terry Gipson lost to Republican Sue Serino. Serino, a Dutchess County legislator, secured about 51 percent of the vote to Gipson’s 46 percent. The district covers most of Dutchess County and part of Putnam.
A New York state Assembly race in the Hudson Valley has the incumbent declaring victory and the challenger not conceding.
In the 106th Assembly District, incumbent Democrat Didi Barrett has declared victory over Republican Challenger Mike Kelsey. Barrett says she looks forward to adding to her victory with the counting of absentee ballots. Barrett’s lead is by about 100 votes. Kelsey, a Dutchess County legislator, is not conceding, saying the race will be decided by absentee ballots. The district includes portions of northern Dutchess and Columbia Counties.
A tight congressional race in the Hudson Valley has both sides chasing every possible vote. And robocalls going out for the incumbent include those from an unlikely supporter.
Robocalls from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ask voters in the 18th congressional district to vote for Democratic incumbent Sean Patrick Maloney. Robocalls for Maloney have also gone out from this elected official.