November 2nd, 2010
09:37 PM ET

Cuomo wins New York governor race; Texas Gov. Rick Perry wins re-election

Texas Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Perry has won his bid for re-election, CNN projects, beating Democrat Bill White.

New York Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has defeated Republican Carl Paladino in the race for governor, CNN projects. Democratic Gov. David Paterson is retiring.

Republican Sen. Sam Brownback has won the race for Kansas governor, CNN projects, beating out Democrat Tom Holland. Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson is retiring.

New York Democratic incumbent Sen. Chuck Schumer has won his bid for a third term, CNN projects, defeating GOP opponent Jay Townsend, a political consultant.

Democratic incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has won New York's special election for U.S. Senate, CNN projects, beating Republican Joe DioGuardi. Gillibrand will serve out the rest of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's term.

Kansas Republican Rep. Jerry Moran has defeated Democrat Lisa Johnston in the Senate race, CNN projects.

Republican Gov. John Hoeven has won North Dakota's Senate race, CNN projects, beating Democrat Tracy Potter for the seat left open by retiring Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan.

Indiana Republican nominee Todd Young has defeated Democratic incumbent Rep. Baron Hill in the race for the 9th Congressional District, CNN projects. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Truth Teller

    THE RENT is still too damn high!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Floria sigmundi

    I so predicted this

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUJ4bL6O3uw&w=640&h=390]

    November 3, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. merle

    guess where perrys watching party was.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. merle

    a few clues. it wasnt jerry jones cathederal. not nolan ryans ballpark. crawford nope. the governors mansion no. this is too good.

    November 3, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dave Ziffer

    This is the most disturbing "win" of the entire election. Andrew Cuomo can be viewed on YouTube in a speech where he is crowing about how (as secretary of HUD in the Clinton administration) he basically invented the subprime mortgage. If you don't believe this, look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr1M1T2Y314. If a person who is this clearly responsible for creating what might be THE economic catastrophe of the 21st century can be elected governor, what hope is there for NY?

    November 3, 2010 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Mano

      Next to California, NY is the bluest state. It is broke, corrupt, taxed, and anti everything except for welfare. It even advertises it's welfare system on TV. Then they vote in more of the same. I predict insolvency in 2 years. Serves them right.

      November 3, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. merle

    @dave you are surprised?

    November 3, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. merle

    palandino was like plexico buress he was his own demise

    November 3, 2010 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. me

    eff rick perry.. but bill white really isnt any better than him.. so i suppose thats why I didnt vote this year.. Eff them all.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Richard in Texas

    What a loss for Texas. I am from Houston and have seen White in action as the mayor. Hands down in my opinion a better leader than Perry. What a shame. I hope all the best for Perry and hope you complete your term and not run for
    Pres in 2012.

    November 3, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |