Reed Edges Shinagawa In 23rd District Race

Keyed by a big win in his home territory of Steuben County, U.S. Rep. Tom Reed appears to have won another two years in Congress.

Reed the Republican from Corning, edged his challenger, Ithaca Democrat Nate Shinagawa, by a total of 126,191 to 116,189 in the race for the 23rd Congressional District, with a few polling locations missing in two of 11 counties.

12:50am Update:

Democratic challanger Nate Shinagawa conceded the race just a few minutes shy of 1 AM. Here's his interview with Finger Lakes News Radio's Joe Nittler.                                                         

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It's a close race between Tom Reed and Democratic Challenger Nate Shinagawa. During a press conference call, Reed said the energy of his supporters is amazing.

He's confident in a victory.

He saw a great voter turn out in the 23rd district counties.

Reed commented on the changing of the district.

He also noted Obama's victory in his re-election.

He's still waiting for all of those votes to come in.

Currently Reed is leading with 50.5% of the votes (88,011), and Shinagawa follows with 49.5% of the votes (86,281). About 70% of the votes are in.

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