Sandra Lee applauds her partner, New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he waits for supporters to quiet down during a victory party at Democratic election headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 after Cuomo defeated Republican challenger Rob Astorino. He is the first New York state Democratic governor since his father to win re-election in the nation's third largest state.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo won re election to a second term by a , easily beating his nearest opponent , Republican Rob Astorino.
Cuomo , to chants of “four more years”, promised to deliver in his next term on a mostly progressive agenda, including enacting a number of items that were stalled in the State Senate over the past couple of years, like an abortion rights provision as part of a women’s rights agenda and public financing of political campaigns.
Michael McDermott will let the phone ring and ring. But when his lawyer calls, he stops talking mid-sentence.
"Hold on this is our lawyer," McDermott says, "Hey Gary, any word?"
The newly minted head of the Libertarian Party of New York weaves in and out of traffic in this last week before election day. Before the phone rang he was cataloging the many obstacles for his party before election day--like getting on the ballot, and staying on the ballot.