NY legislative races linger; Senate control murky

Posted at: 11/07/2012 12:19 AM
By: Associated Press

The fight for control of New York's state Senate was too close to call hours after the polls closed. 

With most precincts reporting in unofficial results, it appeared two Republican seats would switch to Democrats leaving the chamber tied 31-31. A new seat was too close to call.

It appeared Stephen Saland, a Republican from Poughkeepsie who voted to support gay marriage, would lose. And in Rochester, Democrat Ted O'Brien appeared to have defeated Sean Hanna. That seat had been held by another Republican who had voted for same-sex marriage.

A new seat pitted Republican George Amedore against Democrat Cecilia. That was too close to call. 

Republicans went into Tuesday with a 33-29 majority in the chamber that requires 32 votes to pass any measure