Democrat Antonio Delgado defeated freshman Republican John Faso in New York’s 19th Congressional District. It was a hotly contested race in an 11-county swing district that had the nation’s attention.
Delgado delivered his victory speech at the Senate Garage in Kingston after Faso called to concede.
“This is a new day for New York 19,” said Delgado.
The new day comes after a race marked by controversial ads and campaign visits on both sides from high profile politicians.
“And no matter our political differences, I will always serve with integrity, accountability, responsibility and a whole lot of love,” Delgado said.
Delgado won a seven-way June primary to face Faso.