Governor Cuomo Wins 3rd TermPosted: Updated:
The Associated Press reports New York Governor 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.
The victory would give Cuomo the same number of terms as his father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo.
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.
In the north country, Cuomo lost to Molinaro in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties, which overwhelmingly cast votes for the Republican candidate.
In the race or state Attorney General, if you remember, former AG Eric Schneiderman resigned earlier this year after being accused of domestic abuse.
There are two new faces in the field for the job this Election Day: Democrat Letitia James, a New York public advocate, and Republican Keith Wofford, a New York City bankruptcy lawyer.
James is the apparent winner in that race.