New York Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, chair of the House Democratic campaign arm, has conceded his race to Republican Mike Lawler, a state assembly member from Rockland County.
Maloney’s spokesperson Mia Ehrenberg confirmed the concession to CNN.
CNN has not yet projected a winner in this race.
Lawler told Fox News on Wednesday that Maloney “just called me a few minutes ago and was very gracious in conceding to me.”
He called it “a hard-fought campaign” and said “people wanted change.”
Lawler also acknowledged the difference of the newly redistricted map, saying when the map came out, “I took one look at it and knew that I could win it.”
“He didn’t have that built-in advantage of incumbency that a normal incumbent would have,” Lawler said of the new map.
Lawler said it looked like he might lose Westchester County, acknowledging it has become increasingly Democratic, and said, “I got a lot of work to do over there to make inroads over the next two years and I look forward to doing that.”