- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

UPDATED:

610 of 610 precincts - 100 percent

Scott Murphy, Dem 77,344 - 50 percent

James Tedisco, GOP 77,279 - 50 percent

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The two candidates in a New York congressional race that focused on President Barack Obama’s economic policies are separated by only 65 votes with all the precincts in and more than 150,000 votes counted.

The race between Republican Jim Tedisco and Democrat Scott Murphy will come down to the roughly 10,000 absentee ballots issued by the state Board of Elections. Those ballots generally are cast by people who expect to be absent or unable to vote at the polls and usually are mailed in. They aren’t required to be returned until April 13.

Murphy holds the slim lead over Tedisco in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand (KEHR’-sten JIL’-uh-brand), who was appointed to the U.S. Senate to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

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