99 NEWS HEADLINES FOR WEDNESDAY, 11/5/08
AUBERTINE KEEPS SENATE SEAT--48th State Senate District voters chose Democrat Darrel Aubertine over GOP challenger David Renzi by a margin of about 6 percent. Renzi won Oswego County, but it was not enough for the district-wide victory. With the win of Aubertine and others, the State Senate will enter into Democratic control the first time in many decades and Democrats get nearly complete control in Albany.
RUSSELL TO FILL VACANT ASSEMBLY SEAT--Democrat Addie Jenne Russell defeated Republican Bob Cantwell by a margin of about 17 percent to win the 118th Assembly District, or "River District" seat. The seat was vacated by Aubertine when he won a special election to the Senate this spring. Write-in candidate Donald Lucas says he has missed out on votes because of elections inspector errors; a report on that is in the audio newscast.
INCUMBANTS WIN BIG--Congressman John Mc.Hugh trounces challenger Michael Oot to stay in office; Joseph Griffo pounded Michael Boncella to keep his seat in the State Senate.
TIGHT RACES IN VILLAGES--CANTON...Steve Putman wins a trustee seat by a wide margin, but the race for a second seat was closer, with David Curry with a slight edge over Michael Morgan. WADDINGTON..William Shoen wins a trustee seat with a significant margin, but the race for a second vacant seat was much tighter; Craig Bogart was ahead of Karen Thew by 47 votes.
ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY....6 VEHICLE PILE-UP IN OGDENSBURG...POTSDAM TRUSTEES HEAR PROPERTY ANNEXATION REQUEST...ALCOA TO CUT 20 MORE JOBS...
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