From CNN -
It took nearly a month, but Democrat Scott Murphy has won the battle for New York's 20th Congressional District.
Republican James Tedisco conceded Friday and called Murphy to offer congratulations. The race was too close to call after the March 31 election.
But as absentee and overseas ballots poured in over the past few weeks, Murphy's lead grew.
The seat had been held by conservative Democrat Kristen Gillibrand until she was appointed to serve out Hillary Clinton's term in the U.S. Senate when Clinton became Secretary of State for the Obama Administration.
The Reps have a registration advantage of almost 70K in the district, so this was seen as a likely pick up for them. Their candidate, Jim Tedisco, even had a double digit lead in polls taken a few weeks before the special election.
It was close, but they still lost the lead and the race.
Look for RNC chair Michael Steele to lose his job over this race.