Republicans lead in regional special election results

April 25, 2018 05:34 PM

Results are coming in from two special elections held on Tuesday in the Capital Region.

 In the 107th Assembly District, Republican Jake Ashby leads Democrat Cindy Doran by 280 votes with absentees still to be counted. This is the seat formerly held by Steve McLaughlin, who is now the Rensselaer County executive.

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In the 102nd Assembly District, Republican Chris Tague leads Democrat Aidan O'Connor Jr. by 288 votes. This seat opened when Pete Lopez became an EPA administrator.

Two special elections were also held for vacancies in the state Senate downstate. Democrats won both seats, giving the party a numerical majority. However, Simcha Felder (D - Brooklyn) said he will continue to caucus with the Senate Republicans, giving the GOP control of the chamber.

The Independent Democratic Conference had an alliance with Senate Republicans for several years, but the conference dissolved earlier this month to realign with Senate Democrats.


Alyssa Plock

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