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Louise Slaughter Defeats Mark Assini In Unexpectedly Close New York Congressional Race

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29:  House Rules Committee ranking member Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) spekas during a committee meetin
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 29: House Rules Committee ranking member Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) spekas during a committee meeting July 29, 2014 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The committee met to formulate a rule on providing the authority to begin litigation for actions by the President or other executive branch officials inconsistent with their duties under the Constitution of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) was re-elected to Congress on Wednesday after Republican Mark Assini conceded the race over a week after the general election.

After a final tally on Wednesday, Slaughter led Assini by just 869 votes in a race that many did not expect to be close.

Slaughter and Assini were fighting to represent New York's 25th District.

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