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Outcome unknown in newly created 46th senate district

Posted at: 11/07/2012 12:40 AM
Updated at: 11/07/2012 12:58 PM
By: Kumi Tucker

Cecilia Tkaczyk declared victory late election night.

Tkaczyk, a democrat and Duanesburg school board member ran against Republican Assemblyman George Amedore for a new senate seat.

The 46th Senate District was created by Senate Republicans.

It was a close race.

Throughout the night, numbers coming in showed a tight race, often with Amedore ahead

Final numbers have Tkaczyk up by just one 139 votes. She says she would have prefered a wider margin.

This is a closely watched race.

Republicans hold a 33 to 29 majority in the senate.  They are fighting to hold that majority.  But with this race, and a few others, now it appears that who controls the senate is up in the air.