Aubertine upsets Barclay in Senate special election

With all precincts reporting, Aubertine wins by more than 2,000 votes giving Democrats win
By WILLIAM KATES, Associated Press 
Last updated: 10:32 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008


SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Democrat Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine upset Republican Will Barclay in special election Tuesday for the state Senate’s 48th district, a win that moves the Democrats a step closer to controlling the Senate.

With all the precincts reporting, Aubertine had 27,901 votes, or 52 percent, to 25,345 votes for Barclay, 48 percent.

With the loss, Senate Republicans now have just a 32-30 lead over Democrats in the chamber the GOP has ruled for four decades.  ***Read entire article 


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