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Westchester County keeps Republican executive

November 6, 2013
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Republican Rob Astorino has won re-election as Westchester County executive in the New York suburbs.

With 77 percent of precincts reporting, Astorino had 55 percent of the vote to Democrat Noam Bramson's 45 percent.

Astorino campaigned on keeping his pledge not to raise county property taxes. He also said he was fighting a federal attempt to control zoning through the settlement of a housing discrimination lawsuit.

Bramson, the mayor of New Rochelle, said the zoning battle was costing the county millions of dollars. He also tried to tie Astorino to the tea party on issues including abortion and same-sex marriage.

Astorino said those issues had nothing to do with county government.

Former President Bill Clinton, a Westchester County resident, campaigned for Bramson.



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