Tag: Christopher McGrath

Kaminsky Claims Victory in Close Race for Skelos’ Seat; McGrath Not...

Democrat Todd Kaminsky declared victory in Tuesday’s special election for a New York State Senate seat that could sway the balance of power in the chamber, but Republican Christopher McGrath hasn’t conceded. Kaminsky, a freshman state Assemblyman and former federal prosecutor from Long Beach, leads McGrath, an attorney and first-time candidate from Hewlett, by 780 votes, according to unofficial results tallied by the Nassau County Board of Elections. If confirmed, a Kaminsky win could give state Senate Democrats a majority for the first time since 2009—although that also hinges on if a handful of breakaway Democrats that caucus with Republicans rejoin their party.

Voters to Decide Replacement for Skelos Seat

A special election Tuesday will decide who replaces ex-State Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre), who was convicted of corruption.