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Albany County DA David Soares addresses reporters outside his downtown Albany office.
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Incumbent David Soares is officially on his way to a fifth term after winning the Democratic primary for Albany County District Attorney.

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Matt Toporowski says his campaign for Albany County District Attorney is over. In a tweet and separate statement Tuesday evening, Toporowski conceded the race and said he is proud of the issues he raised as he looked to unseat four-term DA David Soares in June’s Democratic primary. 

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Absentee ballot counting began today as four candidates in two Democratic primaries in the Capital Region await the final tally.

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Trailing in early unofficial results, Albany County District Attorney candidate Matt Toporowski says it's way too early to call the race. Speaking with WAMC News around midday Wednesday, Toporowski says thousands of mail-in ballots must be counted to clarify the state of the race. He also said he will not proceed to November's general election if he loses the Democratic primary.

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The Democratic candidates for Albany County District Attorney have solidified their positions going into Tuesday's primary.

A Toporowski lawn sign displayed outside an Albany residence.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Eleven days before the primary, Albany County district attorney candidate Matt Toporowski picked up two endorsements from two high-ranking area officials late Friday.

District Attorney P. David Soares today announced that an Albany County Grand Jury cleared Albany Police Officer Elston Mackey of any criminal wrongdoing in relation to the death of 20-year-old Schuyler Lake.
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Since announcing his bid for a fifth term in January, Albany County District Attorney David Soares says he’s running on his record in June 23rd’s Democratic primary. Soares spoke with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

League of Women's Voters representatives questioned candidates for Albany County DA.
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The Democratic candidates for Albany County District Attorney debated virtually Thursday night.

Matt Toporowski
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Sixteen years ago, David Soares upended his former boss in the decisive Democratic primary for Albany County District Attorney. Now, Soares himself is facing a challenge from a former attorney in his office.

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WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The Albany County District Attorney is facing a primary challenge. A local attorney kicked off his campaign today.