House Race in NY Still Too Close to Call
Candidates pitched it as referendum on Obama's stimulus
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2009 10:10 PM CDT
Democrat candidate Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls, votes Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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(Newser) – A closely watched congressional race to fill the seat of Hillary Clinton's replacement remained too close to call tonight and will likely be decided by absentee ballots, the AP reports. With all precincts reporting, Democrat Scott Murphy led Republican Jim Tedisco by 65 votes out of 154,000 cast. The race has drawn heavy attention because both candidates portrayed it as a referendum on President Obama's stimulus bill and received help from their national parties.