Saland leading by 42 votes
all 119 election districts in Dutchess County reporting and all 10 districts in Putnam County reporting, Saland leads 4,969 to 4,927, according to Board of Election websites in the two counties. There also were 45 write in votes
With 99 percent of the vote in, Marchione was ahead with 51 percent of the votes, 6,817 to 6,679, according to The Associated Press.
A close personal friend was running Neil DiCarlo’s campaign against Steve Saland. They are 42 votes behind but there are close to a thousand absentee ballots left to be counted. They won’t know the final tally till late next week. Absentee ballots often break towards the imcumbent unfortunately.
They were literally outspent 30 to 1. DiCarlo spent about $25,000 on his campaign to Saland’s more than $700,000, most of which came from homosexual groups and Bloomberg. Saland had never been challenged in a primary in his 30 years in the Senate. These primaries are being closely watched by the GOPe throughout the country.
Social conservatism is a winning proposition for those willing to promote and defend it without bowing to the PC crowd in the GOPe.