Former Schenectady mayoral candidate to challenge Tedisco in November
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Thearse McCalmon captures Democratic line in 49th State Senate District
ALBANY – Formal Schenectady mayoral candidate Thearse McCalmon has officially captured the Democratic nomination for the 49th state Senate District and will square off against incumbent Sen. Jim Tedisco, R-Glenville, in November.
McCalmon faced a primary contest from political newcomer Donovan McRae, a business owner, who had garnered support from Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy and the city’s Democratic Committee. McRae conceded to McCalmon Wednesday evening after initial totals from Tuesday’s primary election showed McCalmon leading by a roughly 40-point margin – a difference of more than 2,000 votes.