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'Bellwether' New York Race Too Close To Call

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'Bellwether' New York Race Too Close To Call

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'Bellwether' New York Race Too Close To Call

'Bellwether' New York Race Too Close To Call

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Democrat Scott Murphy and Republican Jim Tedisco are vying to replace Kristen Gillibrand in the House. The race is so close that a recount is under way.

Also, the Justice Department moved to drop all charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens.

Guests:

Ken Rudin, NPR's political editor

Brian Mann, reporter for North Country Public Radio

Correction April 2, 2009

We said, "[Norm] Coleman needs to win 57 percent of the [400 previously rejected] votes that are about to be counted for him to surpass that 225 [lead by Al Franken]." In fact, he would need to win more than 78 percent of the 400 outstanding votes to overcome a 225-vote lead.