Riding a wave of anger and dissatisfaction with government in Washington, Republicans, for the first time in 8 years, took control of the senate and made gains in the House of Representatives. In New York State Andrew Cuomo was reelected as governor.
Upset over the direction of the economy and the country, voters Tuesday delivered a crushing mid-term rebuke to President Barack Obama, giving Republicans control of the Senate and an overwhelming majority in the House.
The GOP toppled at least three incumbent senators and snatched four open seats held by retiring Democrats, guaranteeing that the Senate will have at least 52 Republicans in January.
In the House, the Republicans added at least 10 seats, including two in Obama’s home state of Illinois, and they defeated the last of the white Southern Democrats. With several races still uncalled, the GOP was on track to have its largest majority since 1946.
New York Election Race
In the race for Governor of the State of New York, incumbent Andrew Cuomo fended off Republican challenger Rob Astorino.
In the race for attorney general, incumbent Eric Schneiderman defeated Republican contender John Cahill. In the race for comptroller, incumbent Thomas DiNapoli defeated Republican contender Robert Antonacci.
For the N.Y. State Assembly’s 43rd District, Karim Camara, the incumbent running on the Democratic ticket, defeated opponent Cartrell Gore, running on the Conservative ticket. With 100% of the votes counted, the race is being called in Camara’s favor with the vote tally at 14,670 to 629,
For the N.Y State Senate’s 20th District, Jesse Hamilton, running on the Democratic ticket, defeated Menachem Raitport, running on the Conservative ticket. With 100% of the votes counted, the race is being called in Hamilton’s favor with the vote tally at 31,053 to 1,388.
For the U.S. House of Representatives’ 9th District, Yvette Clarke, the incumbent running on the Democratic ticket, defeated opponent Daniel Cavanagh, running on the Conservative ticket. With 99% of the votes counted, the race is being called in Clarke’s favor with the vote tally at 78,157 to 9,149.