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Democrats retain seats in New York Assembly special elections

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September 14, 2011

By Tyler Millhouse

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On Tuesday, New York held six special elections for the New York State Assembly. A special election for US House District 9 as well as local primary elections were also held on Tuesday. Four of the special elections were called due to appointments by Governor Andrew Cuomo. There was also one retirement and one local judicial appointment.[1] Despite losing the 9th Congressional District to Republicans, state Democrats retained all their seats in the State Assembly.[2] The breakdown of results is as follows:

Partisan impact

Since Democrats retained their seats in the special elections, the partisan balance of the New York State Assembly will remain unchanged.

State Assembly Partisan Balance

Party As of March 2015
     Democratic Party 105
     Republican Party 44
     Vacancy 1
Total 150

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