- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - The winner of the surprisingly close race for Democratic U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter’s Rochester-area seat might not be known until next week.

Unofficial results Wednesday showed Slaughter up by about 600 votes over Republican challenger Mark Assini with 3,300 or more absentee ballots left to be counted, along with an unknown number of affidavit ballots.

Assini said Wednesday he could make up the difference in absentee ballots and that he expects the race to be close, win or lose. The outstanding ballots could be counted by next week.

There was no word from the congresswoman’s campaign Wednesday.

Assini is the supervisor in the suburban town of Gates. He says he “snuck in under the radar” with his unexpectedly strong showing against the 85-year-old incumbent.

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