Gennaro Not Conceding Tight State Senate Race

Democratic State Senate challenger Jim Gennaro is trailing incumbent Republican Frank Padavan by 723 votes, but is not conceding.

Gennaro just released the following statement.

“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.  I look forward to working with the new Senate Majority Leader, Malcolm Smith, to help tackle these challenges.  For the time being, the race remains extremely close and it’s critical that we respect the thousands of voters whose voices — and ballots — still must be counted.”