Collins Takes Close Race Over Hochul

Nov 7, 2012

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It was the wee hours of the morning until a winner was declared in the 27th Congressional District.

After the AP declared Republican Chris Collins the winner shortly after 1 a.m., Collins made a short victory speech while Hochul did not make a concession speech. 

It was just before 2 a.m. when Hochul released a concession statement via e-mail. Collins, the former Erie County Executive, was ahead by over 4,000 votes, with reportedly 20,000 absentee ballots remaining in the heavily Republican district.