Congressman Paul Tonko takes the win in the 20th Congressional District race by a wide margin. Our Erin Vannella was there to see the congressman's third term acceptance speech.
CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- Congressman Paul Tonko was easily re-elected to a third term in the House of Representatives, defeating Republican challenger Bob Deterich.
Tonko was congratulated by Albany mayor Jerry Jennings. He will now represent the newly-configured 20th Congressional District. It includes Albany and Schenectady counties, as well as parts of Montgomery, Rensselaer and Saratoga counties.
Tonko says he's looking forward to getting back to work and hopes to help do the same for people in his district.
"I think the message of empowering the middle class and growing our economy from the middle out, rather than the top down, has been received as the message," Tonko said.
Tonko wants to build on the growth of the tech sector in the region. He also wants to find ways to improve of the affordable care act
Democrat Paul Tonko has won a third term in Congress by a convincing margin. He spoke to supporters in Saratoga Springs.
Albany/HV: 20th Congressional District: Tonko wins
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