And the winners are…

Respectuflly cut/pasted from the TU:Democrats had a net gain of one House seat in New York: challengers Dan Maffei and Sean Patrick 

Maloney defeated Republican incumbents, but Democratic Rep. Kathy Hochul conceded to Chris Collins in suburban Buffalo. (Post-Standard/Journal News/BN)

Reps. Bill Owens, D-Plattsburgh, and Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, beat back close challengers. (TU)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES – CLOSE RACES
Tally Reporting Tally Reporting
Randy Altschuler (R) 48.4 Matt Doheny (R) 48.3
*Tim Bishop (D) 51.6 88.00% Donald Hassig (G) 1.6
*Bill Owens (D) 50.1 93
*Michael Grimm (R) 53
Mark Murphy (D) 46 100% *Ann Marie Buerkle (R) 40
Dan Maffei (D) 51
*Nan Hayworth (R) 48 Ursula Rozum (G) 8 79.00%
Sean Patrick Maloney (D) 52 97.00%
Maggie Brooks (R) 43
*Chris Gibson (R) 53.44 *Louise Slaughter (D) 57 733 of 783
Julian Schreibman (D) 46.56 94.00%
Chris Collins (R) 51
*Kathy Hochul (D) 49 97.00%

Democrats finished ahead in three races and were on track to take the state Senate majority. In the Capital Region, Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk is 139 votes ahead of Assemblyman George Amedore, R-Rotterdam in a race that will be decided by absentee ballots. Terry Gipson eked out a 1,600-vote win in a threeway race for a district currently held by Sen. Steve Saland, R-Poughkeepsie. Monroe County Legislator Ted O’Brien bested Assemblyman Sean Hanna for a Rochester-area seat being vacated by Republican Sen. Jim Alesi. (TU/D&C/PoJo)

STATE SENATE – CLOSE RACES
Tally Reporting Tally Reporting
Mike Amodeo (D) 36 Ryan Cronin (D) 49.41
*Mark Grisanti (R) 50 *Kemp Hannon (R) 50.55 206 of 264
Chuck Swanick (C) 12 90.00%
Bob Cohen (R) 45
Sean Hanna (R) 48.2 George Latimer (D) 55 82.00%
Ted O’Brien (D) 51.8 46.00%
Neil DiCarlo (C) 16220
George Amedore (R) 58175 Terry Gipson (D) 49352
Cecilia Tkaczyk (D) 58314 286 of 286 *Steve Saland (R) 47749 100%, 9,000 absentees
*Joe Addabbo (D) 56 *Greg Ball (R) 52
Eric Ulrich (R) 44 66.00% Justin Wagner 48 89.00%

Control of the state Senate was far from settled, though. Democrats will have to reconcile with the four-member Independent Democratic Conference and ensure that Sen. Simcha Felder, newly elected from Brooklyn, falls in with their ranks. (Post-Standard/CapCon/NYT)

Hundreds of students at the University at Albany had problems voting and signed affidavit ballots. This could prove critical in the Tkaczyk-Amedore contest. (TU)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand won an easy re-election. (TU)

Four new Democrats were elected to the Assembly from the Capital Region — Phil Steck, John McDonald, Angelo Santabarbara and Patricia Fahy — while Republican incumbents held on. (TU)

How did Cuomo do? He endorsed Queens Sen. Joe Addabbo, who was victorious over New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich, but also recorded a robocall for Saland, who appears to have fallen short. He has planned to be a campaign surrogate for Obama, but Superstorm Sandy interfered.

“I would rather do anything rather than see my people go through the pain they’ve been going through over the last week,” Cuomo said of missing a chance to stump for Obama. “I’m sure the president understands.” (CapNY)

Theodore Jones, Court of Appeals judge, 68. (AP)

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