Rep. Dan Maffei ’90 (D-NY), the only Brown alum in the 111th Congress, faced a tough race to hold onto his seat in New York’s 25th Congressional District.
With 96 percent of precincts reporting in the upstate district encompassing Onondaga, Wayne and parts of Cayuga and Monroe counties, Maffei had 50.6 percent of the vote, according to the New York Times. The first-term congressman was barely leading his Republican opponent, who trailed him by just over 2,000 votes, over five hours after New York State polls closed.
Though the Times still had not called the race by 3:15 a.m., Maffei maintained a slight lead. If he wins reelection, he will be joined in Congress for the next session by fellow alum, Providence Mayor David Cicilline ’83, who scored Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s seat earlier in the night.