Republican Concedes in NY House Race

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 4:29 PM CDT
New York Assembly Minority Leader Jim Tedisco, R-Schenectady, conceded victory to his opponent in the race for a US House seat today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The fight for Kirsten Gillibrand’s House seat is over, the Albany Times Union reports. Republican candidate Jim Tedisco conceded the race to Democrat Scott Murphy this afternoon, more than 3 weeks after the election. “Ultimately, it became clear that the numbers were not going our way,” Tedisco said. “The time had come to step aside and ensure that the next congressman be seated as quickly as possible.”