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New York Election results 2010: Andrew Cuomo defeats Carl Paladino for Governor

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010; 9:14 PM

Andrew Cuomo wins his father's old seat:

Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York - the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s.

With nearly all the precincts reporting, Cuomo had 62 percent of the vote while Paladino had 34 percent. Third-party candidates split the balance.

Cuomo, New York's attorney general, led in the polls from the start of his well-funded campaign and helped the combative and conservative Paladino sink himself by shifting the focus from economic

PostPolitics previewed the New York 2010 Election:

Lots of action in New York, where state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) is running well ahead of gaffe-prone Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino (R).

Full election preview for New York and all 50 states here.

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CONTRIBUTORS: The state previews were written and compiled by Washington Post staff writers Chris Cillizza, Dan Balz, Amy Gardner, Shailagh Murray, Paul Kane, Aaron Blake, Felicia Sonmez, Ben Pershing and Perry Bacon Jr.

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