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The News' Fairbanks discusses Hochul's win on NPR

News Staff Reporter Phil Fairbanks analyzed Kathy Hochul's victory in New York's 26th Congressional District race today on NPR's "Talk of the Nation."


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Videos: Recapping special election coverage

Here are all our recorded live videos from Tuesday's special election coverage:

News Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Zremski talks about Kathy Hochul's win for NY's 26 Congressional district seat.

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News reporter Denise Jewell Gee interviews Erie County Comptroller Mark C. Poloncarz at Kathy Hochul's campaign headquarters.

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News reporter Denise Jewell Gee interviews Erie County Democratic Chairman Len Lenihan at Kathy Hochul's campaign headquarters on May 24, 2011.

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Watch part of Kathy Hochul's victory speech (the audio kicks in late)

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News reporter Phil Fairbanks interviews the Niagara County Republican chairman at Jane Corwin's headquarters on May 24, 2011.

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News reporter Sandy Tan interviews tea party candidate for NY's 26th congressional district Jack Davis at his headquarters in Clarence, NY on May 24, 2011.

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Audio: Kathy Hochul's victory speech

Audio: Jane Corwin's concession speech

Audio: Jack Davis' concession speech

Audio: County Legislator Ed Rath from Corwin HQ

Video: Jack Davis talks with Sandy Tan

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Audio: Democratic chairman Lenihan on Hochul

Erie County Democratic Chairman Len Lenihan is monitoring results at Hochul headquarters and said a short time ago he thinks the numbers will continue to come in slowly. By 11 p.m., he hopes to have a good handle on what's going on. "Before that, we may have some ups and downs … stronger in some areas," Lenihan told me. "Keep in mind, this is a tough district. A Democrat has never won this district." That said, he added, "I think we've got a winner tonight."

Audio: Erie County Legislator John Mills from Corwin HQ

Audio: Former Rep. John LaFalce on Hochul

The News' Denise Jewell Gee interviewed former Rep. John LaFalce at Hochul headquarters a short time ago. Here's what LaFalce had to say about Hochul, her campaign and what she'd do if elected:

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

@jillterreri | jterreri@buffnews.com


Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

@JerryZremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

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