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Ranzenhofer defeats Loughran for 61st District

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In the 61st State Senate race, Republican incumbent Michael Ranzenhofer retained his seat, defeating Democratic Erie County Legislator Thomas Loughran.   

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Credit Erie County Board of Elections
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Unofficial results at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Ranzenhofer pulled in 57 percent of the vote over Loughran's 41 percent. In his victory speech, Ranzenhofer said his win will be good for taxpayers in the 61st District and New York State.

"We have crisscrossed the district from January through November and the people have spoken," Razenhofer said to applause. "We had a resounding win this evening. We're going to take that message of controlled spending, lower taxes and making sure that we fight for our fair share  of what we're entitled to here in Western New York."