Several close races anticipated in NY, Mass

NEW YORK – According to current polls, the candidates in the race for the 43rd and 46th State Senate seats and a seat on the Massachusetts U.S. Senate are closing in on each other.

State Senate 46th District Race

Pollsters are anticipating are very close contest in the race for the brand new 46th State Senate District.

According to a Siena poll released Friday, current Republican assemblyman George Amedore leads his opponent, Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk by only a three-point margin.

The district is brand new, created during this year's redistricting process; it includes parts of Albany, Greene, Montgomery, Schenectady, and Ulster counties.

State Senate 43rd District Race

In the State Senate 43rd District race, Republican Kathy Marchione has a comfortable 40 to 29 percent lead, but not over her Democratic rival.

Marchione's lead is over fellow Republican Roy McDonald who lost in the primary, but whose name is still on the ballot as an Independent.

McDonald the incumbent, chose not to run in the general election – even after getting the support of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Massachusetts U.S. Senate Seat

The Massachusetts U.S. Senate race is definitely a roller coaster ride – there are two different polls with two very different results.

According to a Suffolk University poll, Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren has widened her lead over incumbent Republican Scott Brown 54 to 46 percent.

But, according to the Boston Globe poll, Brown is beating Warren 45 to 43 percent.

Warren held a Get-Out-The-Vote rally in Lowell Frdiay, while Brown continues his campaign bus tour across the state.


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