DiNapoli Victorious in Race for Comptroller

September 27, 2013 Updated Nov 3, 2010 at 11:07 AM EDT

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DiNapoli Victorious in Race for Comptroller

September 27, 2013 Updated Nov 3, 2010 at 11:07 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli won re-election in a race that was closer than originally anticipated.

Republican challenger Harry Wilson conceded Wednesday morning after trailing by about 3 percentage points after 97 percent of the ballots were tallied.

Wilson won every region of the state except New York City.

"I am enormously proud of the substantive race we ran, but, at the end of the day, we fell just a little bit short," Mr. Wilson said. "We take enormous solace in the knowledge that we left not a single stone unturned in our effort. I am fortunate to have the best family and friends a man could ask for, and I cannot thank enough the 1.8 million New Yorkers across the political spectrum who responded to my call for fiscal accountability in Albany.

DiNapoli commended his opponent in a release sent out early Wednesday morning, adding, "We still have enormous challenges ahead of us and an immediate challenge in dealing with our current budget. I will continue to exercise leadership in resolving these problems."