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Democrat Kathy Hochul wins NY congressional race

By Reuters
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 23:21 EDT
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BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) – Democrat Kathy Hochul scored an upset and won a special election to represent New York’s 26th congressional district on Tuesday, defeating Republican Jane Corwin.

Hochul, the Erie County clerk, declared victory in the conservative upstate district with just over 70 percent of the vote tallied.

The election was held to fill the seat vacated in February by Republican Chris Lee, who resigned after shirtless photos he sent to a woman he met on Craigslist were published on the Internet.

(Reporting by Neale Gulley; editing by Chris Michaud)

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