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The special election in Senate District 15 was held on August 17th and Republican Sam Blakeslee emerged victorious.
Blakeslee obtained 48.47% of the vote, while his Democratic opponent, former Assemblyman John Laird, received 44.54%.
This election was a big win for the business community, as they poured in millions of dollars to ensure the Democrats did not get one seat closer to obtaining a two-thirds majority in the Senate.
Blakeslee was sworn in to the Senate and cast his first votes as a Senator this past Monday.