almost $200,000 compared to her $174,000, but raised over $6,500 less than Yepsen, $135,145 to almost $141,800.
"We showed the people across this state that you can win by being a decent person," McDonald said during his victory speech Tuesday.
"It's about time upstate New York becomes a part of New York State," McDonald said.
The difference is slightly less significant in Saratoga County; 47,334 Republicans to 32,296 Democrats and 28,639 independent.
McDonald's raised about $100,000 more than Yepsen in total, but spent only about $70,000 more in total expenditures for the campaign; $310,856.90 to $199,965.31, and $276,049.55 to $209,153.59 respectively.
SARATOGA SPRINGS Roy McDonald, the Republican's handpicked candidate in 2008 to take over the state Senate's 43rd District of former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, fended off a vigorous challenge by Democratic Saratoga County Supervisor Joanne Yepsen of Saratoga Springs.
Republicans hold an enrollment advantage with 74,931 registered compared to 63,674 Democrats district wide, but independent voters make up a substantial block with 60,571 residents choosing not to identify with a major party.
He has defended his party line support of the 2009 Senate "coup" as a "deal with the devil" in order to get local measures passed that had been ignored by the downstate Democratic majority, which included the plight of the area's farms and the thoroughbred horse racing industry.
"I chose to make issues the relevancy of the campaign," McDonald said.
The 43rd District includes Rensselaer County and much of Saratoga County, including almost all of Saratoga Springs and the heavily populated southern part of the county.
According to Under Armour Clutchfit Drive Low 1 state Board of Elections financial disclosure forms, McDonald spent slightly more that Yepsen as of Oct. 22, Under Armour Mens Shoes Black
McDonald criticized Yepsen's votes against water and sewer projects that were passed to increase capacity in advance of the development of GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 semiconductor manufacturing plant in Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 Low
Roy McDonald holds off Joanne Yepsen to win State Senate's 43rd District
McDonald, 63, ran on the Republican, Independence, and Conservative party lines. Yepsen, 51, was on the Democratic and Working Family lines.
22,361 residents district wide are enrolled in third parties, 13,658 of whom are registered with the Independence Party.
He also advocated during the campaign for the legislature to convene conference committees to discuss the state budget in lieu of the "three men in a room" negotiating process and the consolidation of state government starting with the Under Armour Shoes For Women Price
McDonald's campaign focused primarily on the most recent dysfunction of the state legislature, which he attributed to Democratic control of the Senate, Assembly and executive chamber.
McDonald first won state office with 70 percent of voters in a special election held Feb. 12, 2002 for what was then the 100th Assembly District seat, vacated by 27 year Republican incumbent Robert D'Andrea.
The 2010 campaign featured barbs flung from both candidates, not all of which proved valid, about each other's voting and attendance records.
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