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Storobin Emerges as Winner in NY Special Election

by Associated Press
Election Ballot
nchaimov, flickr

Set to replace Kruger after corruption charges.

Republican David Storobin has emerged as the winner in a special election in Brooklyn to replace a former state senator who resigned in the wake of a corruption scandal.

City Councilman and Democrat Lew Fidler conceded the race on Thursday after more than two months of vote counting and legal tussles.

The March 20 special election was held after Carl Kruger pleaded guilty to corruption-related charges last year.

Storobin's seat may be short-lived. The heavily Democratic district will soon disappear in the once-every-decade process of redrawing election district lines.

The city Board of Elections is to certify the final results when it meets on Tuesday.



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