Steve Saland concedes state Senate race
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Republican state Sen. Stephen Saland, who broke ranks with his party and voted to legalize same-sex marriage in 2011, has conceded defeat in his Nov. 6 re-election bid.
Saland, 68, of Poughkeepsie, ended a long count of absentee ballots in the Hudson Valley race, which featured praise for Saland from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for what he called a courageous vote of conscience. With Saland's...