Democrats picked up a few seats in the U.S. House tonight, but fell short of their goal of picking up as many as four additional seats, Gannett’s Brian Tumulty reported.
Former Erie County Executive Chris Collins was declared the winner by AP over Hochul.
Freshman Republican Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle of the Syracuse area lost to former Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei, who retook the seat he lost to her in 2010.
In the state’s Southern Tier, underdog Democratic challenger Nate Shinagawa of Ithaca was trailing Republican Rep. Tom Reed of Corning in the 23rd Congressional District by 2,322 votes with 80 percent of the ballots counted in what had been characterized as a safe Republican district.
Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter of the Rochester area won easily over Republican Maggie Brooks 57 percent to 43 percent.
Democrats’ top four targets also included freshman Reps. Nan Hayworth and Chris Gibson in the Hudson Valley and Michael Grimm on Staten Island.
Hayworth refused to concede tonight, but was trailing.
“We’re going to just wait until the morning to see what all the numbers show and where we stand,” Hayworth told reporters. “And I’m very hopeful we’ll be able to move forward in ways that are good for everyone.”
Maloney declared victory.
The Associated Press declared Grimm the winner over Democrat Mark Murphy around 11:45 p.m.
Gibson said Schreibman conceded, and Gibson declared victory.