New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk

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Grand Old Party candidates celebrated victories Tuesday night across the nation and across New York State as discontented voters transferred power from sitting Democrats.  The 46th Senate District contest was one of the closest-watched New York State Senate races.

Senator Hugh Farley, also basking in fresh election night victory, was the liveliest of emcees at "Team Amedore H.Q." in Granville:     "The thrill of this evening is that we've got a brand new fantastic senator in George Amedore!"

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It’s “déjà vote” in the race for New York’s 46th district state Senate seat.

No—this isn’t an old story from 2012. State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, a Democrat, and former Republican Assemblyman George Amedore are in a rematch for New York’s newest state Senate district, and they’re relitigating some old arguments.

As was two years ago, the focus is again on big money, PACs and George Soros.  Some observers, including the Amedore campaign, believe Tkaczyk's 18-vote squeaker happened because of money.

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New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk today received an official endorsement from fellow Democrat U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. Senator Schumer and Congressman Paul Tonko joined Senator Tkaczyk to announce the endorsement at the Rotterdam Public Library.

Tkaczyk faces former Rotterdam Assemblyman George Amedore in a rematch of a race decided by 18 votes two years ago.

New polls show two Republican challengers leading Democratic incumbents in key New York State Senate races. The Siena College polls released this morning show Susan Serino leading Sen. Terry Gipson in the mid-Hudson Valley and George Amedore ahead of Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk closer to the Capital Region.

New Siena polls show two Republican challengers leading Democratic incumbents in races that will help determine control of New York's Senate.

The Siena College polls of likely voters show George Amedore leading Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk by 10 points in part of the upper Hudson and Mohawk Valley and show Dutchess County Legislator Susan Serino 12 points ahead of Senator Terry Gipson  in the mid-Hudson Valley.

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Former Republican New York State Assemblyman George Amedore and Democratic State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk engaged in the first debate in their rematch for the 46th district Senate seat today.

Two years have passed since Tkaczyk squeaked by Amedore in an 18-vote victory that only came after many recounts that saw the lead shift back and forth and delayed the Senator's "official" arrival in Albany for two months. The race is considered key as Republicans and Democrats fight for control of the Senate in November.

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Former Republican New York State Assemblyman George Amedore and Democratic State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk of Duanesburg are squaring off in a rematch for the 46th district Senate seat.

Two years have passed since Tkaczyk's 18-vote victory after many recounts that saw the lead shift back and forth and delayed the Senator's "official" arrival in Albany for two months. The seat was added to the Senate after the last round of reapportionment and was widely seen as tailor-made for then-Assemblyman Amedore. Now, the tables have turned; Tkaczyk is the incumbent lawmaker.

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