The press room folks including Liz are saying their numbers point to an Owens victory....but no media organization has made an official call.
It appears the withdrawal of Diedre Scozzafava had the intended result in freeeing up liberal and labor voters who were largely herded to Mr. Owens.
Hoffman margins in the suburban Syracuse counties does not seem as large as he had hoped.
In the end, when it became a two way race, it was tough to get to the upper 40's on a third party line.
Hoffman came along way from being an unknown last spring....but in the end, the traditional political machines seemed to have prevailed.
All of this sets the stage for 2010.