NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York was one of the earliest called races in New York State Tuesday night. The Democrat was re-elected to the U.S. Senate after a battle with Republican challenger Chele Farley.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chele Farley (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images and Vivien Killilea/Getty Images)

Democrat Andrew Cuomo has reportedly defeated Republican challenger Marc Molinaro on Tuesday to win a third term and an opportunity to create a legacy as one of New York’s longest-serving and most-dominant governors.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and GOP challenger Marc Molinaro debate Oct. 23, 2018, ahead of the New York gubernatorial election. (credit: CBS2)

Cuomo’s victory means that Kathy Hochul was elected to a second term as the state’s lieutenant governor. In New York, candidates for the job of the state’s No. 2 executive run alongside candidates for governor.


Political newcomer and Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has reportedly defeated Republican Anthony Pappas in New York City’s 14th District. Her victory Tuesday comes after Ocasio-Cortez scored an unanticipated upset over 10-term U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary in June.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (credit: CBS2)

On Staten Island, incumbent Republican Rep. Dan Donovan has been unseated by challenger Max Rose. Democrats have picked up a seat in New York’s 11th District in the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Donovan conceded the race to Rose about an hour after polls closed in New York.


Democrat Letitia James has reportedly defeated Republican lawyer Keith Wofford, to become New York’s first black attorney general.

James is in her second term as New York City’s public advocate, a post similar to an ombudsman.


Despite Republicans being projected to lose majority control of House overall, Rep. Lee Zeldin has defeated Democratic challenger Perry Gershon in a New York’s 1st District – which includes the eastern half of Long Island.

GOP mainstay in the House, Rep. Peter King, was re-elected to a 14th term early Wednesday morning. King defeated Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley in New York’s District 2.

Liuba Grechen Shirley gained national exposure when she won the right to spend federal campaign funds on childcare however, King pulled away several hours after the polls closed.


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2018 Election Results

Note: Total results for all races update after election precincts officially file their returns. Reporting times vary by precinct after polls close at 8 p.m. for New Jersey and Connecticut, and 9 p.m. for New York.


New Jersey Results At A Glance
New York Results At A Glance


New York Governor
New York Attorney General
New York Comptroller

New York Supreme Court

New York’s U.S. Senator
New York’s U.S. House Districts 1 to 11
New York’s U.S. House Districts 12 to 20

New York State Senate Districts 1 to 11
New York State Senate Districts 13 to 26
New York State Senate Districts 28 to 40
New York State Senate Districts 41 to 50
New York State Assembly Districts 1 to 10
New York State Assembly Districts 11 to 20
New York State Assembly Districts 21 to 42
New York State Assembly Districts 44 to 61
New York State Assembly Districts 62 to 77
New York State Assembly Districts 78 to 87
New York State Assembly Districts 90 to 104
New York State Assembly Districts 105 to 111

Question – 1 – Campaign Finance – Ballot Issue
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Question – 3 – Community Boards – Ballot Issue


New Jersey U.S. Senate
New Jersey’s U.S. House Districts 1 to 12

New Jersey State Assembly and State Senate (Contested Districts)

New Jersey Vote To Authorize School Bond Issue


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