The race for the 109th Assembly District is too close to call as unofficial results have the candidates within 577 votes of each other, but Assemblyman Bob Reilly is already declaring victory.
\I think the results are now conclusive, Reilly, D-Colonie said. "There's 2,000 absentees that have been sent back at 2,700 were sent out, but they usually follow the voting pattern of the regular votes."
With all 113 of 113 districts reporting, incumbent Democrat Robert Reilly leads Republican challenger Jennifer Whalen 25151 votes to 24574.
Reilly went on to add that he was proud of his "positive" campaign and that he didn't focus on his opponent.
"I found the campaign stressful," he said. "I find candidates are more sensitive than other people about things that are said during the course of the campaign. Yeah, it's stressful but I enjoy the competition of a campaign."
The anti-incumbency wave did worry Reilly as he said it certainly effected his campaign and said he understood the sentiment but did not agree with it. He said the voters sent a message that the government must be cleaned up.
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