New York – With his victory now certain, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and his GOP opponent, Harry Wilson, are offering up nice things to say about each other for what might be the first time.
“I received a call from Harry Wilson this morning and he was very gracious in conceding this close and hard fought contest. Mr. Wilson ran a strong campaign and I wish him the very best,’’ DiNapoli said in a statement.
Wilson conceded the race this morning in an appearance at a Manhattan hotel.
"I congratulate my opponent, Tom DiNapoli, for his win yesterday. I hope that the critically important issues we raised during this campaign are addressed for the benefit of the people of New York State," Wilson said in a statement.
DiNapoli, a Democrat, did offer congratulations to Andrew Cuomo, the governor-elect who endorsed nearly every other Democrat running around the state – except DiNapoli.
With 97 percent of the precincts around the state reporting, DiNapoli is ahead with 49.8 percent to Wilson’s 47 percent.
-- Tom Precious