It took nearly a week, but Anthony Como has finally admitted defeat.
The Republican, who went toe-to-toe with incumbent State Senator Joseph Addabbo, garnered 43 percent of the vote to Addabbo’s 57 in the 15th Senatorial District on Tuesday, November 2.
On Monday, November 8, he issued a statement that read, “It is with regret that I announce today I have officially ended my pursuit to represent the residents of the 15th State Senate District. It was important to me that every vote be properly counted and although there are remaining discrepancies with some of the machines, it is in the best interest of the community that we move forward and put politics aside.
“I spoke with Senator Addabbo this afternoon and congratulated him on his successful campaign. This was a hard fought race and I am proud of the campaign we ran. We raised issues of great importance to New Yorkers, like lowering taxes and creating a more attractive climate for small businesses. I am also hopeful that some of the government reforms I advocated during my campaign will become a reality. I’m enormously grateful to the thousands of New Yorkers who supported me and believed in my message to make government work again for the people. I remain committed to public service and look forward to the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”