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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 4: A woman leaves a voting booth on Election Day November 4, 2003 in New York City. Voters in New York City answered five ballot questions to amend the city charter and the state constitution, including whether to institute nonpartisan elections. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Tuesday's election in the 15th Senate District is all about control in the Legislature.
If John Laird wins the open seat in the five-county district, it would bring Democrats within one vote of the two-thirds majority they need in the Senate to approve budgets and tax increases.
Laird faces Republican Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee in the swing district.