Cuomo wins third term, state Senate flips to Dems

<p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has won a third term by beating Republican Marc Molinaro.</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2018, 10:57 AM

Updated 2,025 days ago

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has won a third term by beating Republican Marc Molinaro.
The Democrat was seen from the start as the prohibitive favorite in the race, with big advantages in fundraising and name-recognition.
He worked throughout the campaign to link Molinaro to President Donald Trump, who is unpopular with many New Yorkers.
Cuomo also touted his administration's work rebuilding airports and bridges and boosting the upstate economy.
Cuomo has been talked about as a potential 2020 presidential candidate but said he would serve out his entire term if re-elected.
Molinaro is the county executive in Dutchess County.
Cuomo is the 10th New York governor elected to a third term.
ADDITIONAL RACES:
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, has defeated Republican challenger Chele Farley to win re-election to the U.S. Senate. Gillibrand was heavily favored in Tuesday's election and has been talked about as a potential presidential candidate in 2020. At a recent debate, Gillibrand pledged to serve out her six-year Senate term.
New York City Public Advocate Letitia James was elected attorney general, beating Republican Keith Wofford.


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