Democrat Bill Owens The Winner In NY-23

Posted by | November 3, 2009 23:59 | Filed under: Top Stories

This seat had been held by Republican John McHugh. The region had been considered solidly Republican for more than 100 years.  It was the most closely watched race of the night.

He defeated Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who was backed by national conservative and GOP leaders, who was disenchanted with the positions taken by Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava. Scozzafava, out of money and running a poor third in the polls, dropped out of the race on Saturday and endorsed the Democratic candidate on Sunday.

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