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George Latimer celebrated a win Tuesday night that earned him a trip back to Albany, this time as a state senator.
The newly elected Democrat beat challenger Republican Bob Cohen in a race marred by mudslinging and negative campaigning. Cohen conceded the race just before midnight. Latimer had received 47,862 votes 54 to Cohen's 39,771 with 260 of 318 precincts reporting as of 1 a.m.