Dem Creeps Ahead in NY Congress Race

Murphy up by 56 in bid to replace Gillibrand; many yet uncounted
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 1:53 PM CDT
Dem Creeps Ahead in NY Congress Race
James Tedisco, GOP candidate for New York's 20th Congressional District, appears with his wife at his election night headquarters in Saratoga Springs, NY, March 31, 2009.    (AP Photo)

Democrat Scott Murphy has widened his lead to 56 in New York’s special race for what was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s House seat, the Hill reports. Murphy’s lead over Republican Jim Tedisco stood at 25 before some 100 absentee votes were tallied today. But several counties have yet to report full results, including the one most favorable to Tedisco. (More election stories.)

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