Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen Kirsten Gillibrand

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Cuomo, Gillibrand win New York races

November 06, 2018 - 9:00 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is projected to win the gubernatorial race against GOP candidate Marc Molinaro, based on ABC News' analysis of exit polls. 

Cuomo touted the accomplishments of his last two terms, and told supporters 'we did this together.'

"We also have the highest number of jobs in our state's history, lower taxes, and businesses with record profits," he said.

Then he laced into President Donald Trump.

"We know his type too well. The president has defrauded the 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," he said.

As for the Senate race, Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, is also projected to win. 

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 her entire six-year Senate term.
 
Gillibrand was appointed in 2009 to the Senate seat vacated when Hillary Clinton was nominated as secretary of state.
 
She rose to prominence in the (hash)MeToo movement last year as the first Democratic senator to call publicly for fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations. She has also focused on sexual assault in the military and on college campuses.

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