New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wins Third Term


Democrat Andrew Cuomo easily defeated Republican challenger Marc Molinaro today to win a third term and an opportunity to create a legacy as one of New York’s longest-serving and most-dominant governors, the AP reports.

Cuomo had sought to portray his opponent, the county executive of Dutchess County, as an extreme conservative and repeatedly mocked him as a “Trump Mini-me.” It was a successful tactic in a state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 2-1 and where the president remains largely unpopular.

Cuomo is the 10th governor in New York to secure a third term, joining the likes of DeWitt Clinton, Al Smith, Nelson Rockefeller, George Pataki and his own father, the late Mario Cuomo. He had been considered a likely presidential contender in 2020 until he vowed this year to serve an entire four years if re-elected.




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