Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Even split possible in Senate

ALBANY -- Democrats and Republicans appeared to achieve a dead split in the state Senate on Tuesday and reopen the possibility of legislative gridlock, though several races were too close to call.

As of midnight, the Associated Press predicted that each party would win 31 seats, though a number of races were still in play. While the makeup of the state Senate remained unclear, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo coasted to victory over Republican businessman Carl Paladino, and Democrats Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand won their U.S. Senate seats with ease.

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