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NY 49th Senate District Race Continues

Senator James Tedisco/Thearse McCalmon
WAMC Composite Image by Dave Lucas | Original Photographs by Lucas Willard and "Thearse For Senate - A New York For All" via Facebook
Senator James Tedisco/Thearse McCalmon

The outcome in New York’s 49th state Senate district is yet to be determined.

Democrat Thearse McCalmon is running against Republican Senator Jim Tedisco, who is seeking a third term. McCalmon says it will likely take days to get an accurate count.

"All of the Republican districts are voting exactly how we thought they would. Republican. We have about almost 30,000 absentee votes to count."

Around midnight, unofficial results showed Tedisco with 78,000 votes to McCalmon’s 38,000 with 186 of 228 precincts reporting.

"It's been amazing and it's been fun and I can't wait to get the final results. Omigosh I'm so nervous.”

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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