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GOP's Faso beats Teachout in fierce race for open House seat

Former state lawmaker John Faso defeated progressive champion Zephyr Teachout on Tuesday, allowing Republicans to hang on to a hotly contested open House seat upstate.

The race, in a swing district north of New York City now held by retiring Republican Rep. Chris Gibson, was marked by sharp attacks, ideological contrasts and a flood of outside money. It was one of several seats Democrats and their allies targeted but failed to win from Republicans in New York. None of the state's 27 seats switched parties.

Faso said he would work for all voters in the district, including Teachout supporters.

"I will work every day in the hope of earning your trust and will listen...

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