March 31, 2012

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Wager drops out of special Assembly race, making Barrett the apparent winner


MILLBROOK – Republican Richard Wager has dropped out of the special 103rd Assembly District race, leaving Democratic frontrunner Didi Barrett as the apparent winner.

Barrett held a 137 vote lead following the March 20 special election to fill the seat left vacant by Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro. Some 1,000 absentee ballots had to be counted, but on Friday, Wager withdrew from the race.

Following the announcement, Barrett said the ballot counting is not over and “every voter’s choice is important.” She said, though, that she is confident that she will be the next Assembly representative from the 103rd District.


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