Gov. Andrew Cuomo has secured a third term in office, becoming the first governor to do since George Pataki in 2006.

Cuomo declared victory in a speech that targeted President Donald Trump on several occasions. 

Cuomo held back Republican challenger Marc Molinaro, as well as third-party candidates Larry Sharpe, Howie Hawkins and Stephanie Miner.

The Democrat made a final push Tuesday, telling constituents to vote based on his record for the past eight years.

Some have called the governor a contender for the 2020 presidential race.

James Looks to Fix AG Office’s Sullied Image

Letitia James defeated Keith Wofford in an open race for state attorney general.

The current New York City advocate will take over for Barbara Underwood, the acting attorney general, who declined to run for a full term after replacing Eric Schneiderman in the spring. Schneiderman, thought to be a front-runner for a re-election bid of his own, resigned after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced.

James had beat out a crowded Democratic field in September's primary, which included Hudson Valley Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and former gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout.

DiNapoli Continues as Comptroller

Thomas DiNapoli won a third full term as the state’s top financial officer against Republican Jonathan Trichter.

The race between the two men focused on President Donald Trump, the performance of the state's pension funds and sexual harassment settlements.

DiNapoli first assumed office in 2007, when he was elected by the state legislature amid a scandal.

Democrats Appear to Gain Control of State Senate

In a major power shift, Democrats took control of the closely divided state Senate by picking up at least half a dozen seats statewide.

One state Senate race in Brooklyn is still close as of 1 a.m. Wednesday.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Democratic challenger Andrew Gounardes has a lead of 1,129 votes over Republican incumbent Martin Golden.

Golden has not conceded the race.

Democrats claimed victory in seven other seats that were previously held by Republicans, including four on Long Island.

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Westchester is now poised to become senate majority leader, the first female to hold the position.



Republican Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan issued a statement appearing to concede control of the chamber on Tuesday night.