Republican challenger Chris Collins faces Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul in the race for New York's 27th Congressional District.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In a statement emailed to the media at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Congresswoman Kathy Hochul conceded the 27th District race to her Republican opponent Chris Collins, who already declared victory late on election night.
"Early this morning I called Chris Collins and congratulated him on being elected to Congress," Hochul said in the statement. "I encouraged him to work across the aisle and offered to assist him in any way I can.
"I also volunteered to help him make a smooth transition in January to ensure our constituents are well served. Congress can do better, and the people of this country deserve better than what Washington has given them."