Updated 09/13/2012 11:53 PM
Three Capital Region Assembly districts up for grabs
Three long-time Capital Regional Democratic Assemblymen will vacate their deats by the end of their term. Our Beth Croughan joined us from the newsroom with a look at the results from the races for the 108th, 109th and 110th Assembly districts.
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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- As three long-time Capital Region Democratic Assemblymen vacate their seats at the end of this term, three Democrats have secured their spots on the ballot this November.
With all of the precincts reporting in the 108th District, City of Cohoes Mayor John McDonald has won over Albany Common Council President Carolyn McLaughlin. McDonald is looking to replace Majority Leader Ron Canestrari in the Assembly.
Before being elected there, Canestrari also served as Mayor of Cohoes and McLaughlin was actually the one with party support.
With all precincts reporting, Phil Steck, an Albany County Legislator, has unofficially come out on top in the four way Democratic primary race in the 110th District. Steck will face off against Republican Jennifer Whalen this November. Whalen ran against retiring Assemblyman Bob Reilly in 2010.
And with almost 100 percent of the precincts reporting in the entirely Albany County district, Pat Fahy has taken the lead in a six way Democratic race. Fahy leads Albany Common Councilman Frank Commisso Jr. and Albany County Legislator Chris Higgins by more than twice their vote. If she secures the Democratic spot, Fahy will face Republican nominee Ted Danz this fall.