'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.


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.



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