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Incumbent Cohoes mayor loses primary

June 25, 2019 11:51 PM

COHOES - It looks like incumbent Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse has lost the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term.

The numbers on Tuesday evening showed former New York State Police Major Bill Keeler beating Morse.

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Here are the official results from the Board of Elections:

Keeler   34.89 percent                  972

Morse   31.19 percent                  869

Napier  21.46 percent                  598

Frangie 11.23 percent                  313

About 300 absentee ballots still need to be counted.

Morse has faced a lot of controversy in his first term. His stories have been well documented from allegations of domestic violence and investigations by the state police and FBI, to local and state leaders, including the governor, calling for him to step down.

Morse has also been on the front lines of public safety and is a former county legislator and firefighter.  

Two other people also challenged Morse in the primary – former City Treasurer Peter Frangie and City Councilman Steve Napier.

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WNYT Staff

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