- The Washington Times - Friday, April 24, 2009

ALBANY, N.Y. — Almost a month after the election, Democrat Scott Murphy has won the race for New York’s 20th Congressional District. Republican James Tedisco has conceded.

Election night totals were too close to call and a recount showed Murphy’s lead expanding.

In a statement, Tedisco congratulates Murphy and says he would work with him in his role as a local assemblyman.

The diverse district stretches from the rural Adirondack Mountains, south of the Canadian border, to the mid-Hudson Valley, north of New York City. It has more than 196,000 registered Republicans compared with about 125,000 Democrats.

Murphy replaces Kirsten Gillibrand. Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate.

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