In the race for senate, challenger Jim Gennaro is refusing to concede to Senator Frank Padavan. With a 752 vote lead, Padavan is hoping to survive a recount and absentee ballot count. Here is the statement from the Gennaro campaign:
I'm gratified by the tremendous support that I received in every corner of this district, and am confident that when all of the ballots are counted we will be victorious. There is serious work to be done: fixing New York's economy, closing record budget deficits, and reforming state government.