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Familiar names return to state, congressional seats after election victories

Associated Press
Posted 11/9/22

Schumer and James among the winners.

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Familiar names return to state, congressional seats after election victories

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Late Tuesday night,  the following victories in state and congressional races were called:

  • U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer has been elected to a fifth term, easily defeating a little-known Republican political commentator. Schumer is the Senate majority leader and will keep that post only if the Democrats retain control of the chamber after Tuesday’s election. The New York Democrat was first elected to the Senate in 1998. He hasn’t faced a serious challenge since then. His opponent this year was Republican Joe Pinion, a former host on the conservative network Newsmax who has never held elective office.
  • Democrat Letitia James was elected to a second term as New York’s attorney general, an office she has used to pursue former President Donald Trump and a list of other powerful targets. James on Tuesday defeated Republican Michael Henry. Henry was endorsed by various police unions but faced long odds against one of the state’s most powerful Democrats. In her first term in office, James became known for her legal battles with Trump. She is now suing the former president, saying he and his company misled banks and others about the value of his assets.
  • Republican Elise Stefanik wins reelection to U.S. House in New York's 21st Congressional District.
  • Republican Claudia Tenney wins reelection to U.S. House in New York's 24th Congressional District.

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