Jeff Clemens defeats Irv Slosberg in District 31 race

Posted at 7:01 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-31 07:07:16-04

Incumbent Jeff Clemens defeated Irv Slosberg Tuesday night in the Democratic State Senate seat for District 31.

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Clemens credited his organization on the ground with his victory, receiving 18,121 votes to Slosberg's 11,237.

"I think it's proof that money can't buy votes. People vote. I had almost $2 million spent against me, but we work hard.  We actually talked to voters, and I think that's what makes a difference," said Clemens.
About $3 million was spent on this campaign.