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Dana Balter concedes to Rep. John Katko in New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The Democrat difficult Republican U.S. Rep. John Katko in a battleground district in central New York conceded the race Friday.

Dana Balter stated in a press release that after a number of days of absentee ballots being counted, it was clear she had no path ahead.

Today, I congratulate Congressman Katko on his victory and hope that in his next term, he will advocate for policies that will help working families in this district,” she wrote.

Katko, a 57-year-old former federal prosecutor, has held a large lead over Balter since Election Day, however The Associated Press has not known as the race due to a scarcity of publicly accessible details about the depend of absentee ballots.

If his win is confirmed, Katko will get a fourth time period after defeating Balter for the second time. She additionally ran in opposition to Katko and misplaced in 2018, regardless that Democrats narrowly outnumber Republicans in New York’s twenty fourth Congressional District.

Katko stated it was “an honor and a privilege” to characterize the district.

“I am especially humbled by the resounding support our campaign received across party lines. Now, more than ever, our nation needs members of Congress willing to work across the aisle to deliver,” he stated.

Katko has tried to domesticate an unbiased model to replicate the character of the swing district that features Syracuse. But he additionally endorsed President Donald Trump’s reelection bid after declining to achieve this in 2016.

Balter, 44, has labored as a group organizer and at a incapacity providers nonprofit however has not held public workplace.

The candidates differed sharply on well being care. Balter advocated for preserving and enhancing the Affordable Care Act whereas transitioning to a “Medicare for All” system. Katko desires to repeal the act generally known as Obamacare, however not till the GOP comes up with a viable alternative.

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