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Assembly elections go Democratic


Albany, NY – Democrats held on for wins in all six special elections for state Assembly seats vacated by Democratic incumbents. WAMC's Ian Pickus reports...

In races Tuesday, Phillip Goldfeder defeated Jane Deacy for the Queens seat
vacated by Audrey Pheffer. Michael Simanowitz defeated Marco Desena for the Queens seat
vacated by Nettie Mayersohn.

Dan Quart defeated Paul Niehaus in the Manhattan district vacated by Jonathan Bing. Anthony Brindisi defeated Gregory Johnson in the Utica-area seat vacated by RoAnn Destito.

Sean Ryan defeated Sean Kipp in the Buffalo-area seat vacated by Sam Hoyt.

Rafael Espinal Jr. defeated Jesus Gonzalez and Deirdra Towns for the Kings County seat vacated by Towns' brother, Darryl.

Democrats hold a commanding majority in the 150-seat Assembly.

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