NEW YORK — Democrat Andrew Cuomo coasted past tea party Republican Carl Paladino after an exceedingly nasty race to win election Tuesday as governor of New York – the job his father, Mario, held in the 1980s and '90s.
With just under a quarter of the vote in, Cuomo had 58 percent to Paladino's 37 percent. Third-party candidates split the remainder.
Cuomo, New York's attorney general, led in the polls from the start of his well-funded campaign and helped the combative and conservative Paladino sink himself by shifting the focus from economic issues to Paladino's opposition to abortion and gay marriage.
Andrew Cuomo Beats Anti-Gay Marriage Carl Paladino In New York – November 3, 2010 – On Top Magazine
Five LGBT Victories from Election Day 2010 [USA] – by Michael A. Jones – November 3, 2010 - Change.org
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Spokesman for embattled Belgian archbishop quits, cites loss of trust - November 2, 2010 – Reuters
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“Someday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of
all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit.”