Sen. Charles E. Schumer wins 2016 New York Senate race

Democrat Charles E. Schumer has beaten Wendy Long, a Republican, in the race for the New York Senate seat currently held by Schumer.

Republicans kept control of Senate majority, fending off what was thought to be a strong takeover bid by Democrats.

So far, 33 Senate races have been decided, with Republicans winning 21 and Democrats winning 12. Going into Tuesday, Republicans held a majority in the Senate, with 54 seats vs. 44 for the Democrats. Two Independents in the Senate both caucus with the Democrats.

Schumer is expected to be his party's leader in the next Senate. He was first elected to the chamber in 1998.

Long is a conservative attorney from New York City who unsuccessfully ran for the state's other Senate seat in 2012.

New York voted for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic former secretary of state, in Tuesday’s presidential election.

Earlier versions of this story stated that New York voted for Donald Trump in Tuesday's election. The state voted Hillary Clinton.

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From staff and wire reports, powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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