BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Still no winner declared in the tight 60th district State Senate race.
Right now it's a statistical dead heat between with Democrat incumbent Antoine Thompson and Republican Mark Grisanti, both are tied at 50 percent.
Candidate Mark Grisanti said, "I'm not prepared at this time to declare any victory. I'm just being cautiously optimistic."
Victory against Antoine Thompson cannot be declared because the race is too close to call.
"We stuck to our message of jobs, jobs, jobs and bring jobs and resources back to western New York," said Grisanti.
Grisanti is a registered Democrat who ran on the Republican line against two-term incumbent Democrat Antoine Thompson, who spoke to News 4 early on election day.
Incumbent Antoine Thompson said, "Tomorrow starts another chapter of working hard, creating good paying jobs and working for better health care and environment for western New Yorkers and New York state as whole."
Tuesday, political experts may be shaking their heads. The 60th district overwhelmingly favors Democrats in terms of registered voters. A Grisanti victory would be considered a huge upset.
News 4 asked Grisanti, "You're a registered Democrat running on the Republican line. If you do win, who will you vote more often? Democrats or Republicans?"
Grisanti said, "It's still kind of early to tell. I just want to get trough this race first and see where we stand. Basically, whoever is going to give me the best to represent western New York and bring our resources back here, that's who I'm going to go with."
There are still votes to be counted in the race between Thompson and Grisanti that is too close to call.
Grisanti Campaign Statement : "We have spoken to a number of Election Law attorney's and we have not made a decision on who will represent us in the upcoming weeks. I can guarantee that we will have representation to ensure that every vote was counted."- Doug Curella, Campaign Manager
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