Governor Andrew Cuomo has cruised to re-election, easily winning a third term in Albany.
Cuomo beat Republican Marc Molinaro in Tuesday’s election to secure another four years in office. The governor celebrated in Midtown Manhattan and took aim at President Trump in his victory speech.
“Today’s election made clear that New York is not buying what President Trump is selling. We know his type too well. The president defrauded this nation two years ago when he said he was for the middle class and then he turned around the next day and gave a tax break to billionaires,” Cuomo said to a cheering crowd.
Elsewhere in New York, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli won re-election by large margins. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James made history, becoming the first African American in New York to be elected Attorney General.
New York also contributed to the blue wave in the House that swept Democrats into the majority. On Staten Island, Republican Congressman Dan Donovan was upset by Max Rose. Democrat Antonio Delgado unseated Congressman John Faso in the Hudson Valley.
Republican Congressmen Peter King and Lee Zeldin both survived tough re-election battles. In the Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at the age of 29.
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