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Local, State Election News: Katko Re-Elected; Schumer Wins Fourth Term

By Staff



Republican Rep. John Katko

Republican Rep. John Katko easily beat his Democratic opponent Colleen Deacon in a closely-watched race for the seat in the 24th congressional district on Nov. 8.

Katko won 59 percent of the vote Tuesday.

He’s the first representative to be re-elected to the seat in over a decade.

In other news, U.S. Sen Charles Schumer (D-NY) has also won another term in office, beating Republican candidate Wendy Long for the seat, wwinning 70 percent of the vote on Tuesday and sailing to a fourth term in the Senate.

Schumer is also in line to replace retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid as leader of Senate Democrats next year.

In addition, 87-year-old Rep. Louise Slaughter, a Democrat from Rochester, has also defeated her challenger, Republican Gates Town Supervisor Mark Assini, in a bid to keep the seat she’s held for the past 30 years in the state’s 25th Congressional District.

Slaughter won the race with 56 percent of the vote on Tuesday.

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