NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrates her win during an election night party during on November 8, 2022 in New York City. Gov. Kathy Hochul defeated Republican challenger Lee Zeldin to become the state's first woman to be elected governor . (Photo by Alex Kent/Getty Images)

So much for the Red Wave. Instead Democrats enjoyed their fair share of success on election night with control of the Senate and House still up for grabs.

In New York Kathy Houchul won her first full term in office as Governor, defeating Republican challenger Lee Zeldin 52 percent to 47.7 percent with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Houchul becomes the first woman elected governor of New York after taking over the top job in Albany from disgraced former governor Andrew Cuomo.

However, Zeldin has yet to concede the race, blaming the media for calling it. “It’s going to be frustrating for members of the media for not wanting us in contention in New York. I am sure NBC was pretty excited about calling this race quickly.”

For months Houchul and Zeldin traded barbs during a tightly contested race that wound up much closer than what many anticipated months ago. Houchul and Democrats hit Zeldin hard for his stance that former President Donald Trump won the 20220 election. On the flip side Zeldin hit Houchul hard on the rise of crime in the state and city of New York.

  • John Fetterman Wins in Pennslyvania

    In the highly contested race for Pennsylvania’s senate seat, John Fetterman defeated Dr. Mehmet Oz by a little less than 200,000 votes or 50.3 percent to 47.3 percent. Pennsylvania had been seen as a major battle ground between the GOP and Democrats as both sides vie for control of the US Senate. Fetterman received stump speeches from both President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama in recent days and weeks leading up to the election. Oz was endorsed by former President Donald Trump. The election between Fetterman and Oz got nasty as the GOP questioned Fetterman’s ability to handle the job after a stroke, while Democrats slammed Oz for being a New Jersey resident running in Pennsylvania.

    According to CNN, Oz has not publicly conceded.

  • Senate and House Up for Grabs

    As of Wednesday morning races for both the house and senate remain a dead heat. Thoughts of a “red wave” by the GOP has gone by the wayside, although there is a chance the GOP could control either or both houses when the dust settles.

  • 36 Governors Races Decided This Year

    Democrat candidates for governor won in 14 states, including winning in three huge battleground states: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

    Oregon, Kansas and Arizona are still too close to call, but are leaning Democrat.

    Republicans won in key southern states, namely in Texas, Georgia and Florida.

    Alaska and Nevada have yet to be decided, but lean Republican for governor.


  • Cory Booker Celebrates

    New Jersey senator Cory Booker was very pleased about the Pennsylvania senate race.

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