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It's the morning after the midterm elections, here's what happened last night. Stay tuned to It's A Free Country for lots more analysis throughout the week. »»

DiNapoli Keeps Seat, By Narrow Margin

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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In what turned out to be one of the closest races in New York State, in the wee hours of the morning, Democrat Thomas DiNapoli narrowly beat Wall Street mogul Harry Wilson and retained his seat in the State Comptroller's office.

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Democrats Hold Senate and House Seats in Connecticut

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will be Connecticut's next Senator, keeping the seat in the Democratic column after Senator Christopher Dodd did not seek reelection. Republican Linda McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, spent nearly $50 million in her unsuccessful campaign.

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Democrats Hold the U.S. Senate - and What That Means for Schumer

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Sen. Charles Schumer says, "the best is yet to come."

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Incumbents Hold All But One House Seat in New Jersey

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Although there were a few close House races in New Jersey, at the end of the night 12 of the state’s 13 incumbents to the U.S. House still cozily occupy their seats. The only upset was the Tea Party victory in the 3rd District where Jon Runyan, formerly an offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, defeated Democratic incumbent John Adler.

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Cuomo is New York's Next Governor, Schumer and Gillibrand Returning to Senate

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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Andrew Cuomo is elected governor of New York State, taking over the office his father won twenty-eight years ago. Cuomo easily defeated Carl Paladino, a self financed businessman who promised to take a baseball bat to the state's political establishment. Instead, New Yorkers elected a political veteran with a long Democratic pedigree.

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Schneiderman Wins New York Attorney General Race

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Democrat Eric Schneiderman won the New York Attorney General's race Tuesday over Republican candidate Dan Donovan with 55 percent of the vote. Schneiderman said his first priority was to restore the public's trust in New York government.

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No Experience? No Problem for GOP in NY House Races

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Political experience was an albatross in the midterm elections. As in many other races across the country, that was the case in New York's 13th Congressional District, where incumbent Democrat Michael McMahon lost to newcomer Republican Michael Grimm. 

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